Cork North West T.D. Michael Creed has today welcomed the inclusion of fourteen schools from the Cork North West Constituency in the Summer Works scheme for 2015. Scoil Fionnbarra, Ballingeary, S N Mhuire Kiskeam, S N Naomh Eoin Baiste, Ballincollig, Rockchapel NS, Togher NS, SN Achadh Bolg, Canovee Mixed NS Shandrum NS, Newtownshandrum, Inchigeela NS, SN Cill Mhuire, Macroom Convent NS, Scoil Na mBraithre, Charleville, SN Naomh Lachtin Donoghmore, and Mannix College, Charleville will all receive money to improve and upgrade existing school buildings. This first round of funding will allow schools to carry out small and medium scale building works.
“The recommencement of the Department of Education’s Summer Works Scheme is significant in that it marks a return to normal funding of our Educational infrastructure following the economic crisis. The Summer Works scheme was one of the first schemes to be cut during the recent economic crisis and I am encouraged to see it restored and developed under this Government”.
“The Scheme provides support for schools to undertake important upgrading and maintenance work during the summer months. While the sums of money involved are modest, this support is hugely beneficial to each and every individual school. Furthermore this scheme empowers school management to engage local contractors to carry out the works and therefore is a boost to the local economy”.