Minister Visits St. Josephs

Education Minister John O’Dowd visited the MFS construction site at the £1.698millionrefurbishment project at St Joseph’s Primary School, Carnacaville, Newcastle on Wednesday, 18March 2015.The scheme will see the construction of three new classrooms and refurbishment of three further classrooms, a new multi-purpose hall and the refurbishment of the existing building. The project is part of the School Enhancement Programme approved by the Minister in March 2014.

Speaking at the site the Minister said: “This is a good day for all the pupils and staff here at St Joseph’s Carnacaville. This investment in a refurbished school will make a huge difference to the learning environment. “Continued investment in our school’s estate is essential if we are to help support our teaching staffto deliver a quality education to our children and young people. “In these difficult financial times, when the capital budget is limited, the Schools Enhancement Programme is an important means of refurbishing and making the most of the existing school’s estate.

Projects such as this also provide a much-needed boost to the local construction industry.”FLYNN were awarded the contract and have been busy on site since January and the scheme is progressing well.