SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has welcomed approval by the Department of Education for the investment of £392,000 at Derrychrin Primary School, Ballinderry. The business case for the project received approval in July this year and will see the removal of existing mobile classrooms and toilets and provision of a prefabricated classroom extension.
Mr McGlone said, “I welcome the approval by the Department of Education of the business case for the investment of £392,000 at Derrychrin Primary School.
“This followed an on-site visit by senior Department of Education officials to the school that I arranged.
“The school had been seeking approval for this investment for some time.
“It is expected that the project will be completed by August next year and will greatly enhance facilities at the school.
“I thank the Department of Education officials for their efforts in progressing this scheme.
“I will continue to work with the Department and the school to ensure that the investment at Derrychrin Primary School is completed in time for the start of the new school year in 2020.”