Education Minister Michelle McIlveen has cut the first sod to mark the beginning of construction works for the new Our Lady of Fatima Primary School, Co Derry, designed by Hamilton Architects.
The £4.7m school, in the townland of Mullaghboy, will be formed from the amalgamation of Listress and Mullabuoy Primary Schools, and provide six new classrooms to cater for up to 125 pupils.
The Minister said: “The school will provide modern, high-quality accommodation which everyone can be very proud of. I fully recognise that schools are very much the hub of any community, and this investment will have a powerful impact on the wider local community, creating many positive outcomes, not only through the construction period, but though the wider use of the school.”
Gerry Campbell, Chief Executive of CCMS, said: “The Council for Catholic Maintained Schools is delighted to join with colleagues from DE and EA to officially mark commencement of work at Our Lady of Fatima Primary School.
“The new school will not only accommodate the changing demographics of the area but will provide all students with the resources and facilities to thrive, grow and reach their full potential.”