A new state-of-the art sports hall has been officially opened at Victoria College in Belfast.
The £3.9million investment in the school under the School Enhancement Programme provides much needed facilities to improve the school environment including a new sports hall with gymnasium, changing facilities and ancillary accommodation.
Speaking at the official opening, Permanent Secretary for the Department of Education, Derek Baker, said:
“It is clear from looking at these excellent new facilities that the School Enhancement Programme is having very real benefits for our schools estate, providing much needed facilities and creating a better place in which pupils can learn and flourish.
“I am confident that the £3.9million investment will have a positive impact on pupils, teachers and school staff for generations to come and I wish everyone connected with Victoria College well for the future.”
Notes to editors:
- The School Enhancement Project (SEP) was announced in 2013 for projects costing between £500,000 and £4,000,000. The programme is targeted to meet the immediate and pressing needs in schools where major capital works are not deemed deliverable.
- Work commenced on site March 2016 and completed August 2017.
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