This week noticed the launch of Castlereagh Days at Mount Stewart. The training venture is a collaboration between the Nationwide Belief and Ards and North Down Borough Council to mark the 200th anniversary of the dying of Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh and later the twond Marquess of Londonderry.
The bespoke training programme sees Castlereagh and his acquaintances dropped at life by way of animated excursions for Key Stage 2 kids. The youngsters benefit from the added luxurious of getting Mount Stewart all to themselves as their Castlereagh Days happen when the home is closed to the general public!
The Deputy Mayor of Ards and North Down, Councillor Craig Blaney and Alderman Stephen McIlveen, Chair of the Castlereagh Working Group visited Mount Stewart on Monday 9 January to see 12 months 7 college students from Newtownards Mannequin Major Faculty benefit from the first day of the venture.
Talking concerning the programme, The Deputy Mayor mentioned:
“I’m delighted to see the profitable launch of this training programme which marks the two hundredth anniversary of the dying of Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh. I hope many native kids will profit from this initiative and be taught extra about Castlereagh and his legacy. Effectively finished to Council officers and workers at Nationwide Belief and Mount Stewart who’ve labored exhausting on this implausible collaboration.”
Between now and March 2023, over 1,200 kids from 24 colleges throughout the Borough will go to Mount Stewart to be taught concerning the lifetime of this traditionally important determine who left behind a robust legacy, having performed such a key position in shaping our nationwide historical past.