Local school to receive £150,000 investment

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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015
Community, Politics
Sinn Féin MLA Megan Fearon has welcomed the announcement that St Laurence O’Toole’s Primary School in Belleeks is to receive an almost £150,000 investment from the Department of Education.
Minister O'Dowd

Minister O’Dowd

The South Armagh MLA said the £142,350, coming from the Department’s Minor Works Scheme, would be of huge benefit to an already tremendous school. “This is not just an extension to a building but an investment in the young people of the area and a recognition of the work St Laurence O’Toole’s has done in this community,” she said. “It will enable much needed improvements to be made to the building, including disabled access.” Speaking about the investment, Education Minister John O’Dowd said, “During September 2015, St Laurence O’Toole’s Primary School in Belleeks was allocated £142,350 for an extension, comprising a new entrance and administrative accommodation. “This investment will enable improvements to be carried out across the schools estate, positively impacting on pupils, teachers and school staff.” The Minister added, “I am confident that the substantial investment in minor works projects will help in the drive to improve educational standards. The completion of all of these works will ultimately provide better facilities for our children and young people to learn in and an improved working environment for teachers and other school staff. This ongoing significant investment also provides a boost to our local construction industry, helping to sustain jobs.”

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