Education Minister Joe McHugh has given the go-ahead for a school extension at Robertson National School, Stranorlar.
A new permanent classroom will be built to replace a prefab at the 66-pupil school, along with two Special Education Teaching rooms and a fully accessible special needs bathroom.
Minister Joe McHugh made the announcement during a visit to the Robertson NS on Friday 21st June.
The Minister was attending an end of year event with 6th class graduation ceremony. He also officially opened the newly refurbished climbing frame and playground.
Parents, pupils, staff and Board of Management were present to hear the announcement that the Minister had given the go ahead for the much-needed school extension.
Principal Brian Bovaird commented on the announcement: “We are absolutely delighted with the announcement today. Our school has grown in pupil numbers in recent years and there will be 66 pupils enrolled in the coming school year, the school accommodation simply isn’t large enough to cater for these increased number of pupils.
“We have 5 teachers, with two of them sharing a very small Principal’s office and a group of 26 infants using a very small prefab. Today’s announcement will provide the accommodation that pupils and staff deserve. We are very grateful for the approval by Minister McHugh today – he really is delivering for Donegal!”
Clive Wasson was on hand to capture photos on the momentous day for the school: