St Canice’s PS gets £4,500 investment

St Canice’s Primary School in Feeny is set to benefit from almost £4,565 investment under the Department of Education’s minor works scheme.

Speaking about the investment, Education Minister Peter Weir said: “During June, £4,565 has been awarded to St Canice’s Primary School to upgrade the roof.

“It is estimated that over £51 million will have been invested in the minor works programme in the 2016/17 financial year.”

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

In conclusion the Minister said: “I am certain that the investment in minor works projects will help in the drive to improve educational standards.

“The completion of the 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.”

The contract was awarded to IMAC ESS, Dungiven. Schemes for controlled schools and school meals accommodation in maintained schools are administered by the Education Authority.

Schemes for maintained (other than school meals accommodation), voluntary grammar, grant maintained integrated and Irish-medium schools are processed and administered by the Department of Education. The Department of Education’s ‘Education Works’ campaign promotes the value of education and aims to ensure parents have information on schooling and that they are aware of the steps they can take to ‘Get Involved.’