Beggs Presses Education Minister on Greenisland Primary School Enhancement Work

East Antrim Ulster Unionist Party representative Roy Beggs has pressed the Education Minister for necessary investment through the School Enhancement Programme for Greenisland Primary School.

Roy Beggs said “I visited Greenisland Primary School in December and discussed the need for further investment with the principal.  Having pressed the Education Authority for investment I then posed an Assembly Written Question to the Minister asking ‘When Greenisland Primary School will receive the upgrade and enhancement work required by the school?”

In response to the Assembly Question, the Minister advised

“On the 25th January I announced a second call for proposals under the School Enhancement Programme (SEP).  The School Enhancement Programme will target investment to meet immediate and pressing needs in schools where a capital new build is not deemed affordable or deliverable.  The Education Authority, as Greenisland Primary School’s managing authority, will now have the opportunity to submit an application to the Department for improvement works at the School under the School Enhancement Programme.  The school may also wish to liaise with the Education Authority to address any urgent concerns through the Minor Works Programme.”

Mr Beggs added “I welcome this fresh call for projects through the School Enhancement Programme and would hope that Greenisland Primary School, in addition to other local East Antrim Primary Schools will receive the required funding needed to improve their facilities.  I am a firm believer in additional investment in our children’s education to improve their learning outcomes and enable more to reach their full potential.”

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