Scoil Naomh Padraig in Drumfries, Inishowen has successfully secured funding to improve their Special Education facilities.
The Clonmany primary school will be getting two new Special Needs classrooms, funded through the Department of Education Additional Accommodation programme.
The allocation was welcomed today by Fine Gael Councillor Mickey Doherty, who said the upgrade will greatly improve school life for staff and pupils.
Cllr Doherty said: “Every week the Department is making great progress in approving much-needed funding to improve our schools and I am delighted to confirm this important news for everyone associated with Naomh Padraig.
“It means the school will have two new 15m2 Special Education classrooms, a huge boost for the staff and pupils and principal Roisin Walsh.
“Coming with Christmas and the New Year just around the corner it’s the perfect present.
“I understand that the funding package will also allow the school to replace a prefab,” Cllr Doherty said.
Councillor Doherty added: “I’d like to acknowledge the Minister for Education and Skills, our TD for Donegal, Joe McHugh and also I want to thank the officials in the Department for their focus on applications for funding for Additional and Emergency Works.
“Every week we are fortunate to see more than a dozen schools up and down the country getting good news like this to improve facilities, which in the long run will improve school life for pupils and staff alike.
“In the last couple of months in Donegal alone the Department has sanctioned roof repair works at Loreto College in Lettterkenny, work on Abbey Vocational School in Donegal Town, disabled access in Robertson National School in Stranorlar, classrooms in Ballyraine National School, a new energy project in Dooish National School in Ballybofey and Special Education classrooms in St Brigid’s National School in Carndonagh.”Tags: