I would like to welcome the announcement today by the Department of Education and Science, that the a significant upgrade for Mary Mother of Hope National School is at an advanced Stage of Architectural planning. The project consists of a three storey classroom extension to the existing school, the relocation of the staff car park and new all weather playing area and landscaping.
“The delivery of this project will see additional school places, with pupils benefiting from modern energy efficient buildings and improved learning environments”.
The DES have committed to the following to be included in the building project:
- - Building the three storey tower, incorporating 6 Special Educational Needs (SEN) rooms, toilets and shower facilities, to be attached to the main building.
- - Provision of Ceilings in each classroom of the main building
- - Remediation of sound-proofing in the main school building
- - Developing of play facilities in the adjacent site, to include an All-Weather pitch, which will be managed by Castaheany Community Centre
This announcement further underpins the government’s commitment to educational resources to meet the demand for school places”.