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O'Dowd opens new facilities at St Oliver Plunkett Primary School, Beragh

Published: 17 December, 2014

Education Minister John O'Dowd today opened new facilities, funded from the minor works scheme, at St Oliver Plunkett Primary School, Beragh. Speaking during his visit, the Minister said: "I welcome the opportunity to visit St Oliver Plunkett Primary School today to view the new facilities that have been delivered through my Department's Minor Works Programme. "The refurbished amenities and the addition of a quiet room will benefit the young children as they begin their journey in formal education. I am confident that this investment will help in the drive to improve educational standards." Continuing, the Minister thanked Mrs Bronagh Maguire for inviting him to visit the school. He said: "It is always special for me as Education Minister to have the opportunity to visit schools to meet with staff and pupils and, on this occasion, attend the opening of improvements. The completion of these works will ultimately provide better facilities for our children and young people to learn in and an improved working environment for teachers and other school staff. The improved facilities will complement the learning that goes on in the classroom and contribute to the children's overall development." In conclusion the Minister congratulated the school staff and the pupils. He said: "St Oliver Plunkett Primary School has been delivering good quality education to the young people of Beragh and the surrounding area for many years. "I have thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the school today, particularly the musical entertainment we were given earlier by the children, and I thank everyone involved for the very warm welcome I have received."