Newry schools set to receive funding for environmental projects

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Monday, November 2nd, 2015
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Local schools are set to receive £90,245 from DOE’s Challenge Fund for environmental projects. challenge fund1Local schools which will benefit from funding include Bunscoil an Iúir, Newry (£3,990), Cloughoge Primary School and Nursery Unit, Newry (£2,700), St Brigid’s Primary School, Newry (£4,000), Mullaglass Primary School, Newry (£3,000), St. Mary’s P.S. Newry (£1,500), Dromintee Primary School (£1,500), St. Paul’s High School Bessbrook (£4,000) and St. Joseph’s P.S., Meigh, Killeavy (£1,400). In June this year, the Minister invited applications from community groups and schools to carry out projects that would improve their local environment. Announcing the successful projects, Mark H Durkan said, “It is fantastic to see the passion that our young people have in the protection and enhancement of the environment. “This work with young people is vital not only for the local environment and wider community in the here and now, but for generations to come. I pledged that the 5p levy on carrier bags would be ploughed back into the environment. The Challenge Fund is one way of doing that. The Minister added, “I commend all the Challenge Fund applicants for their desire to carry out real environmental action within their communities, and I am looking forward to seeing the outcomes of these 32 schools projects in the coming months.”    

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