COMMITTEE FOR CULTURE, ARTS AND LEISURE
MEDIA OPERATIONAL NOTICE
08 March 2011
CHILDREN SET TO MAKE HISTORY BY BRIEFING COMMITTEE
Schoolchildren from St Mary 's Primary School, Draperstown are set to make history by being the first primary school pupils to brief an Assembly Committee.
The Culture, Arts and Leisure Committee will hold a special meeting on Wednesday 06 March at 12.30pm to allow the pupils to give evidence to the Committee on the proposed closure of the Draperstown Library.
The pupils will hand a petition to the Committee, which will then be passed on to Libraries NI. The school children came up with the idea to start a petition following an educational visit and tour to Parliament Buildings a few weeks ago.
The pupils giving evidence - Dearbhla McCallion, Bronagh McAuley and Ronan McKenna - are all members of their School Council and eco-council.
The Committee meeting will begin at 12.45pm. Members of the public and media are welcome to attend the meeting. Photograph opportunities of the schoolchildren with Members of the Committee will be available at 1.00pm.
FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY
More information on media opportunities is available from:
Deputy Communications Officer
Northern Ireland Assembly
Tel: 028 9052 1806