Monday, January 24, 2022

EIGHTEEN schools in Waterford are to share €1.93million for works to be conducted during the summer months. These include windows, roof work, electrical and mechanical work, and in one case, a science lab including gas works.



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Welcoming the announcement last Monday morning, Minister for Mental Health & Older People, Mary Butler TD said, “We are determined to continue to support and sustain the operation of schools in this context. I am particularly pleased that the cohort of projects announced today for Waterford will include window improvement/replacement projects which will assist in managing ventilation in our schools.”

She applauded the school staff and pupils who have collaborated to make sure the schools stayed open during the most recent wave of the virus.

National schools who were successful in their application were Carrickbeg N.S, Our Lady of Mercy N.S, S N Lios Mor Mochuda, Scoil Naomh Seosamh, S N na bhFiodh, St Mary’s NS Grange, S N Dun na Mainistreach, Scoil Mhuire, Presentation Primary School, Scoil Choill Mhic Thomaisin.
Minister Butler continued: “A wide variety of projects have been approved across the 10 primary and eight post primary schools in Waterford including investment in science labs, electrical and mechanical works, as well as repairs and improvements to external yards and play areas. The provision of active and engaging outside play areas is equally important in helping our students and young learners engage with each other in a Covid-19 environment.”

Post-Primary schools awarded the funding for upgrades during the summer included: Mount Sion CBS (who have received funding for a new Science Lab), Scoil na mBraithre, Our Lady of mercy Secondary School, St. Angela’s Secondary School, Dungarvan College, St. Declan’s Community College, St. Paul’s Community College, and Meán Scoil San Nioclás.

Details of further funding are expected to be announced later in the first quarter of this year, with a Multi-Annual Summer Works Scheme likely.

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