“I very much welcome this announcement by the Education Minister John O’Dowd that a number of schools in Derry will receive over a quarter of a million pounds in funding for upgrade work on roof, windows and doors.
Good Shepherd Primary will receive funding for upgrade work to windows and doors – £112,000
And St Patrick’s & St Brigid’s HS will get £150,000 for upgrade work on roof, windows and doors.
This is extremely welcome news in the current financial climate, for the schools state and it will also provide work for those in the building and maintenance trade who have been hit hardest during the downturn in construction industry.
Over recent years we have also seen a massive investment in new school build in the Derry area to ensure that we have modern, high quality accommodation for pupils.