The community of Glenswilly is celebrating today after work officially started on the extension to the local national school.
The new development will include five much-needed new classrooms.
Principal of the school, Mr Joseph Gallinagh was on hand with developers to officially turn the first sod on the new plan.
Minister for Education Joe McHugh has congratulated all involved in the project.
It is thought the project will take up to 18 months to complete.