Our Titanic Garden
We successfully won the Silver Award at this years Garden Show Irelands Allianz Schools Competition for our Titanic themed garden. We created a contemporary garden which was both reflective and imaginative allowing us celebrate Belfast’s past and look to our future.
In school we learnt about the history of Belfast and the Titanic in History, Geography and Citizenship classes. We created posters and 3D models of The Titanic to display in the corridor.
In the TAG Team we worked as a team to plan and design our garden and were followed by a production company called Blue Cube Interactive who used the footage on the NI Tourist boards NI2012 website and social media links.
We built a model of the Harland & Wolff Crane in Technology with the help of Mr Maguire and Martin the technician to represent Belfast’s famous ship building industry and arranged white stones in the shape of a boat to represent The Titanic. We included 4 old Belfast chimney pots in the centre to symbolise the ships funnels. These pots were filled with white flowers to represent smoke.
After learning that one of our team members Paul O’Rourke’s great-great grandfather died on the Titanic we decided to include him in our garden. His name was Mr Anthony Wood Frost and he was a member of the Nine-Strong Guarantee Group. He was the foreman of the engine room and was last seen running towards the engine room desperately trying to keep the engines running for as long as possible to allow people to evacuate the ship. We decided to incorporate him in our silhouette for “Their Past” and used a silhouette of a girl graduating to represent “Our Future.”
To help us build our Titanic Garden we asked Hillmount Garden Centre to sponsor us. We invited Alan from Hillmount Garden Centre to our college and introduced our design to him. We would like to thank Hillmount Garden Centre for all their help and advice.