Life Cycles and the Growth of Crumlin


On Thursday 23rd of February Crumlin Integrated College took part in their third lesson in the Shared Education Project.

Year eight pupils walked to St Joseph’s P.S to work with primary five pupils from our three local primary schools. Pupils were put into mixed groups to create a display showing the life cycle of salmon.

We had a special delivery of salmon eggs into their classroom on Monday 27th February when the Ballinderry Hatchery visited. Pupils from Crumlin Integrated College, Gaelscoil Ghleann Darach, Crumlin Integrated Primary and St Joseph’s P.S will look after the salmon eggs until they grow big enough to release them into the Camlin River in Crumlin Glen.

In the afternoon Year nine invited pupils from Crumlin Integrated Primary, St Joseph’s P.S. Gaelscoil Ghleann Darach to Crumlin Integrated College.

We were very lucky to have local historian Mr Rodney Mairs, a past teacher in the school, to take pupils on a journey through the history of Crumlin. Pupils were able to examine pictures of how our settlement has changed and grown.

Pupils were particularly interested in stories about the Old Mill. Mr Mairs also brought in some historical items such as old telephones and cameras. Pupils were amazed at how much technology has changed.