A new state-of-the-art building for Millington Primary School in Portadown was officially opened last Wednesday.
The £3.9million School Enhancement Project, provides new classrooms, teaching spaces and resources for the school’s 650 pupils.
The Countess of Caledon spoke in glowing terms about the state of the art facilities and visited the Queen’s Canopy Platinum Tree.
This was gifted directly from her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, and planted by her husband, Lord Caledon. Her Ladyship enjoyed a tour of the new facilities, meeting the children and staff followed by a performance from the Platinum Jubilee Production.
Mrs Murray, principal of Millington Primary School, welcomed all of the distinguished guests and following speeches the Countess of Caledon unveiled the plaque.
The morning concluded with the cutting of the cake.
Speaking at the official opening, the Education Minister Michelle McIlveen said: “It gives me great pleasure to be here today to celebrate the opening of these magnificent facilities.
“The investment of over £3million has improved the school experience for everyone currently at Millington Primary and also for future generations.
“I would like to commend the staff, pupils and parents for their perseverance and patience over the last few years, as the project team has taken the work through from design to planning and construction.”
Concluding, the Minister said: “I hope these modern facilities will match the school’s collective enthusiasm and passion for learning and teaching and will help the school advance further on its education journey.”
The newly appointed Lord Mayor of Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Council, Paul Greenfield, was also present on his first official engagement and was delighted to meet all the staff and pupils of Millington.