Draperstown primary in line for £110,000 extension

Minister for Education, Sinn Fein's John O'Dowd
Minister for Education, Sinn Fein's John O'Dowd

St Mary’s Primary School in Draperstown will benefit from over £110,000 investment in the coming months from the Department of Education’s minor works scheme.

Speaking about the funding announcement, Education Minister John O’Dowd said: “My Department has agreed investment of more than £110,000 for the refurbishment of the extension and toilet facilities at the school.

“A total of 137 minor works projects amounting to over £12million were agreed in October across all board areas. Of these projects, 24 are in the North Eastern Education and Library Board (NEELB) area, amounting to over £2.6 million.”

Minor works are schemes costing less than £500,000 and are projects ranging from minor repair to more significant work projects and extensions.

The Minister added: “I am confident that the substantial investment in minor works projects will continue to help in the drive to improve educational standards in addition to providing a boost to the local construction industry.

“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.”