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20 Midlands Schools Selected For 2022 Summer Works Scheme

The Department of Education is funding small and medium-scale school building projects.

20 midlands schools have been selected for this year's Summer Works Scheme.

The Department of Education is allocating €65 million for 497 small and medium-scale school building projects around the country.

They include nine schools in Westmeath, seven in Offaly, and four in Laois.

A break-down of funds allocated has not been confirmed, but the money will go towards a variety of upgrades, such as windows, roof works and improvements to outdoor spaces.

"A key priority"

Announcing the news today, Education Minister Norma Foley said;

"School communities have done an exceptional job in adapting to the changes required to operate safely in a Covid-19 environment. A key priority is to continue to support and sustain the operation of schools in this context. I am particularly pleased that the cohort of projects announced today include window improvement/replacement projects in schools which will assist in managing ventilation in these schools.

"Other projects includes investment in science labs, electrical and mechanical works and I am particularly pleased that today’s announcement also includes repairs and improvements to external yards and play areas.

"The provision of fun and engaging outside play areas is equally important in helping our students and young learners engage with each other in a Covid-19 environment.

"Today’s announcement follows on from the €62 million enhanced minor works funding which was delivered to schools a number of weeks ago."

Multi-Annual Summer Works Scheme

It's envisaged that the remaining categories of projects from the current Multi-Annual Summer Works Scheme will be dealt with as part of the Summer Works Programme in 2023 and relevant schools will be notified in Quarter 4 2022 in relation to this. 

It's also expected that a new Multi-Annual Summer Works Scheme will be opened for new applications in Quarter 2 2022. This will have a strong climate action aspect to it.  Further details will be announced later this spring 2022.

The full list of midlands schools selected is as follows...

LAOIS

Barr na Sruthán National School, Mountmellick - Electrical works

Camross National School - Windows

St. Fergal’s College, Rathdowney - Roof works

Mountmellick Community School - Mechanical works

OFFALY

Clonbullogue National School - Windows

Scoil Mhuire, Cloneygowan - Mechanical works

St. Patrick’s National School - Electrical works

Castlejordan Central National School - Electrical works

St. Mary’s Secondary School, Edenderry - Windows

Killina Presentation Secondary School, Tullamore - Windows

St. Brendan’s Community School, Birr - Windows

WESTMEATH

Ballynacargy Mixed National School - External environment

Scoil Náisiúnta Deaghan O Ceallaigh, Athlone - Windows

An Ghrianán National School, Moate - Electrical works

Scoil Chroí Naofa, Rochfortbridge - Electrical works

Loreto College, Mullingar - Windows

Wilson's Hospital School, Multyfarnham - Roof works

Columba College, Kilucan - Roof works

Mullingar Community College - Windows

Scoil Naisiúnta Bhríde, Ballynacarrigy - External environment

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