Clarke Welcomes Start On £2.1m School In Dundrum

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Councillor Patrick Clarke has welcomed the commencement of works on a new state-of-the-art £2.1m school on the site of the former Downshire Primary School along Main Street, Dundrum.

[caption id="attachment_34852" align="alignleft" width="200"]Alliance Councillor Patrick Clarke has welcomed the building of the £1.2 million new school in Dundrum. Alliance Councillor Patrick Clarke has welcomed the building of the £1.2 million new school in Dundrum.[/caption]

The £2.1m project, which will provide an early years’ unit as a branch of Knockevin Special School in Downpatrick, is set to cater for 32 children aged between three and eight.

Councillor Patrick Clarke said: “I welcome the start of construction of this £2.1m school projectwhich will provide an early year’s unit as a branch of Knockevein Special School in Downpatrick.

“The project has been in the pipeline for many years and it is terrific news for Knockevin Special School which has been in desperate need of this new Dundrum annex due to growing numbers at Downpatrick which is on a relatively small site.

“The new £2.1 school once completed will be able to provide state-of-the-art education and facilities in Dundrum catering for children in one of the most beautiful and scenic settings overlooking Murlough.

“It is a credit to all parties concerned for their long term vision, commitment and determination despite many setbacks and delays to be able to finally commence construction on the new school which will be a terrific addition to Knockevin Special School in Downpatrick.”

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