Education Minister, John O’Dowd, today cut the first sod at the site of the new Tannaghmore Primary School in Lurgan.
The new 21 classroom school will provide state-of-the-art facilities for pupils and staff as well as giving a boost to the local construction industry. The Department of Education has invested £6million in this project.
Speaking at the site the Minister said:
“Tannaghmore Primary School has been part of the educational fabric in the Lurgan area for over 100 years and today marks the beginning of an exciting new era for the school.
“The start of construction work represents an investment of £6million by my Department in the future of this area and its community. The new facilities will deliver a modern, progressive learning environment for the school’s 600-plus children. The provision of this new accommodation will also ensure Tannaghmore Primary School is well equipped to deliver the curriculum to the existing pupils and future generations.”
In conclusion the Minister said:
“I would like to thank and pay tribute to everyone involved with this project for all the hard work they have undertaken to reach this very exciting stage in the future of Tannaghmore Primary School.
“I also look forward to coming back in the future to see the new school building once it is completed.”