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Minister cuts first sod on new £3.9 million primary school in Lurgan

Education Minister John O'Dowd

Education Minister John O’Dowd cut the first sod on the site of the new £3.9 million St Teresa’s Primary School, Lurgan, today (Thursday).

Speaking today at the site, the Minister said: “I am delighted to be here today to officially launch the beginning of construction of new school accommodation for St Teresa’s.

“The school, which was built in the 1960s, was identified as a priority for a new build in June 2012. The new seven-class school will be built on the existing site and will provide much needed and improved accommodation for the children of the area.

“My Department invested £3.9million into this venture which I have no doubt will positively impact on both staff and pupils, in addition to providing a much needed boost to the construction industry.”

During the visit Minister O’Dowd also officially launched the school’s new website which went live today.

In conclusion the Minister acknowledged the hard work and commitment of the pupils, school staff and thanked them for the invite.

He said: “This is the beginning of a new chapter for St Teresa’s Primary School and I have no doubt everyone is looking forward with a sense of excitement. I wish everyone well for the future and look forward to visiting again and seeing the finished product.”

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