Killowen Primary School will benefit from almost £123,000 investment in the coming months from the Department of Education’s minor works scheme.
The money has been earmarked for a new boiler at the local school.
Education Minister John O’Dowd said: “A total of 53 minor works projects, amounting to over £4.1millon were agreed in September bringing the total funding allocation this year to over £31.5million.
“This ongoing investment in the schools estate is having a positive impact on pupils, teachers and school staff and provides a much needed boost to the construction industry.”
Work carried out under the minor works scheme ranges from minor repairs to more significant refurbishment projects and extensions.
The Minister continued by highlighting the additional funding for schools’ maintenance and major capital builds. He said: “In August I announced an additional £10million for schools’ maintenance, bringing the total allocation to £47million for this financial year. Also, since last year, I have given approval to proceed with new school projects representing a potential investment of up to £353million.”
In conclusion the Minister said: “I am confident that the ongoing substantial investment in minor works projects will help in the drive to improve educational standards. 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.”