Education Minister, Peter Weir, has visited Sullivan Upper, Holywood to view £2.9million improvement project provided under the School Enhancement Programme (SEP).
The project will provide a 3G hockey pitch with floodlighting and a stand-alone two-storey pavilion which will include a gymnasium and space for drama and dance.
Speaking during the visit, the Minister said:
“I am delighted to be here today to view progress of the improvement works being carried out at the school. The proposed new facilities provide much needed new and modern facilities that the pupils can benefit from now and into the future.”
During the visit, the Minister met with staff and pupils. He said:
“It is always a pleasure to meet with staff and pupils of a school as they provide an insight into the school life. These new facilities will help improve their educational experience for many generations to come. In addition to the positive impact on education, investment in the schools estate continues to provide a welcome boost to the local construction industry.”
The School Enhancement Programme (SEP) is targeted to meet the immediate and pressing needs in schools where major capital works are not deemed deliverable. SEP projects cost between £500,000 and £4million.
In conclusion, the Minister congratulated all involved with the project. He said:
“I congratulate all involved with the project for getting it to this stage and I look forward to seeing the new facilities on completion. I wish everyone connected with the school best wishes going forward.”
Notes to editors:
- The works contract has been awarded to RJ McKelvey.
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