Education Minister, John O’Dowd, visited Rainey Endowed School in Magherafelt to view the new and refurbished accommodation provided under the School Enhancement Programme (SEP).
Mr O’Dowd was given the opportunity to see first-hand the new accommodation that has been provided as a result of £1m investment from SEP.
I am confident that the completion of these works will ultimately provide better facilities for our children and young people to learn in - Education Minister, John O’Dowd
“These types of works provide an enhanced environment and will positively impact on pupils, teachers and school staff,” he said.
During the visit, the Minister had a tour of the school and saw the ongoing enhancement project.
Work carried out includes the refurbishment of existing accommodation including the two science labs and toilet provision.
In addition, the school is getting a new double modular classroom to accommodate drama, art, maths and RE as well as toilet facilities.
“I am confident that the completion 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.
“The SEP will deliver ongoing significant investment and a boost to our local construction industry, helping to sustain jobs.
“I remain committed to delivering all SEP projects and will seek every opportunity to ensure that other projects can commence as quickly as possible.”
Local MLAs Ian McCrea (DUP), Patsy McGlone (SDLP) and Sandra Overend (UUP) also attended.