Deputy Seán Canney TD recently paid a visit to Brownsgrove National School to see the development of the new carpark and set down area for the school.
The project is being funded in the amount of €50,000 which the school was successful in getting under the CLÁR scheme last year.
The project entails the demolition of the existing derelict building, the construction of a set down area for cars, a carpark and the levelling and re-seeding of the existing playing area. Works are ongoing with local contractor Cathal Nestor who is progressing works which will be completed in the coming weeks.
There will also be a facility for a hard-surfaced play area. This will provide a safe system for students, parents and teachers at school drop off and pick up times.
Brownsgrove National School was selected as one of the Broadband Connection Points under the National Plan. I was delighted to have been involved in the delivery of the contract as Minister. The Broadband Connection Point will provide high speed connectivity to the school for the benefit of the students and teachers in the delivery of education. The infrastructure for the High Speed connection point is now installed and will be operational for the next school year.
‘It is imperative that the Government support our rural national schools as they are often the focal point for rural communities’
‘Rural schools need to be in a position to deliver education in modern well equipped and safe facilities’
Photo of Seán Canney’s recent visit to the school where he met with the Principal of Brownsgrove National School, Patricia Boyle.