March 2014 –
Swann calls for new Dunseverick School building
Discussing proposals for a new build at Dunseverick Primary School are, from left, North Antrim Ulster Unionist MLA Robin Swann; school principal Michael McCullough; Moyle UUP Councillor Sandra Hunter.
Mr Robin Swann, the North Antrim Ulster Unionist Party Assembly Member and Chairman of the Stormont Committee for Employment and Learning, has called on the Sinn Fein Education Minister to “seriously consider a much-needed new school build for Dunseverick Primary.
Assemblyman Swann, who is also North Antrim UUP Chairman and Party Chief Whip, issued his call after he and party colleague Moyle Councillor Sandra Hunter visited Dunseverick Primary School.
They had earlier been speaking to parents who expressed the desire for a new build school.
Speaking after the school visit, Mr Swann said: “I was greatly impressed by the level of education and teaching being supplied by a very dedicated staff, but was disappointed that this popular school was having to make do with three mobile classrooms and was in need of repair in certain areas.
“I have written to the Education Minister directly asking him to consider a new build for Dunseverick, as he has in the past expressed his desire that no child should be educated in a mobile classroom.”
Councillor Hunter, herself a past pupil of the school, added: “The school has always been a focal point for the community and new premises would be a great advantage to the entire area.
“The school is also in the fortunate position that it has the ground that would allow a new build to take place with very little disruption to the daily workings of the school,” said Councillor Hunter.
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