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Local primary schools in major funding boost

Local primary schools are receiving a funding boost to carry out works and improvements, according to Dublin South West TD and Independent Minister, Katherine Zappone.

The Minister says every school in local communities in Tallaght, Citywest and Rathfarnham will receive a grant of €5,500 for minor works – and then an additional €18.50 per mainstream pupil and €74 per special needs student attending a special class or school.

Minister Zappone says it is important that children enjoy the benefits of the funding as soon as possible.

The Dublin South West Minister also said:

“Primary schools are the very heart of our communities. They ensure our children have the best possible start in life.

“As a regular visitor to schools I am always impressed by the range of learning and activities which take place to teach young students new skills, increase their awareness and inspire passion for music, arts and sport.

“This is down to the hard work and dedication of parents, teachers and boards of management.”

The local TD also said these works and improvements need and deserve Government support so that local children have access to the best possible education.

“Our schools should be accessible to all and in that regard the funding for special needs pupils is particularly welcome.

“We must see this money turned into real improvements in the classrooms, halls and playgrounds in Rathfarnham, Tallaght and Citywest.

“I am asking the Minister for Education to ensure that they money is made available as soon as possible so as our children can enjoy the benefits when school resumes after Christmas.”

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