Almost £500,000 for Toomebridge school

St Oliver Plunkets PS Toomebridge P1 class with teacher Mrs Brunton (right) and classroom assistant Mrs Molloy.
St Oliver Plunkets PS Toomebridge P1 class with teacher Mrs Brunton (right) and classroom assistant Mrs Molloy.

St Oliver Plunkett’s Primary School, Toomebridge is set to benefit from £479,480 investment under the Department of Education’s minor works scheme.

Education Minister Peter Weir said: “Recent capital funding of £479,480 has been made available to St Oliver Plunkett’s Primary School, Toomebridge to replace a single mobile unit with a double one.

“It is estimated that over £51million will have been invested in the minor works programme in the 2016/17 financial year. This investment will enable improvements to be carried out across the schools estate, positively impacting on pupils, teachers and school staff.”

Minor works are projects less than £500,000 and range from minor improvements to more significant projects and extensions.

In conclusion the Minister said: “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.”