£255,000 boost for Ballyclare Primary

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Ballyclare Primary School is to benefit from over £255,000 of investment in the coming months.

The funding has been allocated to the Doagh Road school under 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 £255,000 to refurbish the toilets and add an extension at the school.

“A total of 74 minor works projects amounting to over £8million were agreed in June across all board areas, providing ongoing investment in the schools estate.”

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

The contract for the work to be carried out at Ballyclare Primary School has been awarded to Martin and Hamilton Ltd, Ballymena.