Next Hard Hat Tours Saturday 13th June
Join us for our last Hard Hat open day as the building works near completion. Tours will leave from the Steele Dickson Avenue entrance on the hour and half hour between 2 and 4 pm.
Bobby The Builder Primary School Tours at PORTICO
How do you teach young children about construction in the real world?
On Wednesday 29th April 143 Primary School children from St Mary’s Primary School and Portaferry Integrated Primary School had an opportunity to see how buildings are made and to meet a genuine builder called Bobby!
Workman downed tools and children donned hard hats and hi-vis vests for the tours.
After a short talk on building site safety, the children explored the site and found out about cables for the new cinema screen, carpentry for the exhibition spaces and how the new heating system works.
Portaferry Integrated Primary School teacher Eveleen Conlan said, “The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves. It was nice to see something different for a change.”
PORTICO’s Heritage Officer Verity Peet, who organised the event, paid tribute to the volunteers who helped steward the children, “Our volunteers are crucial for enabling events like this to happen.”
HELP – Benefactors and Donors Needed
Become a Benefactor and join our ever growing list of supporters who have contributed much needed cash donations as our cash flow becomes ever more challenging. If you haven’t already made a donation, please consider doing so by contacting Ros McMullin (028 4272 9718, or firstname.lastname@example.org) or speak to any fPPC Board member.
We have three levels of Benefactor:
1. Benefactor (up to £300)
2. Gold Benefactor (up to £1,000)
3. Platinum Benefactors (over £1,000)
All Benefactors are able to chose to be anonymous and have the option of directing their donation to a specific part of the project. Those Benefactors who wish to, will have their names recorded for posterity on a plaque that will be displayed inside PORTICO. Donations can, of course, also be made in memory of someone.
Forms and further details on menu at top of page.
WINDOW ON THE FUTURE
Catch a glimpse of the not-too-distant future for Portico – with this stunning animation.
The video offers a bird's eye view of the transformation. You can see a dramatic new entrance and luxurious landscaping, before being taken into a classically decorated interior.
Lisburn-based architectural design specialists 3DPix created this computer image of how Portico may look, after restoration work is completed.