Education Minister John O’Dowd has visited St Patrick’s Grammar School in Armagh this morning to see the £4million enhancement scheme which is underway at the school.
The School Enhancement Programme (SEP) project involves the upgrade of the Schools Meals accommodation and conversion of the extensive former boarding accommodation into classrooms, a library, ICT rooms and a careers suite.
Speaking as he was shown around the works the Minister said: “Ongoing investment in our schools estate is essential if we are to continue to provide a quality education. The School Enhancement Programme is an important way of providing much needed work to our schools estate and I am confident that this investment will help in the drive to improve educational standards.
“As well as benefiting the school environment, investment like this one also provide a much needed boost to the construction industry. I am delighted to visit St Patrick’s today to see this work begin and I wish you well as this project moves forward.”
Principal at St Patrick’s Grammar School Fr Kevin Donaghy, welcoming the Minister said: “This project amounts to a significant upgrade in both accommodation and facilities at the school and it equips us to serve the needs of students and staff to a very high standard.”