Sinn Féin welcome €3m boost for Ballycastle Shared Education Campus
Sinn Féin Councillor Cara McShane and North Antrim MLA Philip McGuigan, have welcomed funding from the Peace 4 Shared Spaces Programme, Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB), awarding €3.1m to the Ballycastle Shared Education Campus.
Cllr Cara McShane said:
“This successful funding bid by Causeway Coast and Glens Council will go towards the community sports hub element of the Shared Campus project, between Cross and Passion College and Ballycastle High School.
“The two schools are held as a model for education delivery. Not only offering a wider range of subjects and choices for pupils, but still retaining their own school ethos and enriching the learning experience for pupils from all backgrounds.
“Integral to the development of a Shared Campus, the Council had committed to working with the schools to create new sports facilities, used by the schools during the day, and by the local community and sports clubs outside school hours.
“The upgrading and development of new facilities on the Moyle Road site will include the creation of an enlarged sports hall and upgrade of the grass soccer pitch to a 3G synthetic surface with floodlighting. The project will also involve the installation of floodlighting to both GAA and hockey synthetic pitches, and the enhancement of the changing pavilion to accommodate the use of the facilities by local clubs and organisations.
Philip McGuigan MLA added:
“Sinn Féin welcomes the funding announcement this morning from SEUPB. We will continue to work with Council and meet with the schools and Education Authority, to ensure the work is progressed as quickly as possible.”