41 schools across Galway city and county are to benefit from improvements and enhancements as part of the €30 million national Summer Works Scheme. Under the Scheme a number of areas have been prioritised by Minister for Education, Joe McHugh TD, including upgrades to systems like fire alarms and detection and emergency lighting, new surfaces on play areas and car parks, and planning for electric vehicle charging points. The works will be planned for and carried out during the summer so as to minimise disruption to the school communities.
The improvements and enhancements carried out to Galway’s schools under the successive Summer Works Schemes benefit school pupils and staff across the city and county.
The schools that are receiving funding for improvements under this new round of the Summer Works Scheme are in addition to the 23 schools in Galway at which improvements including window replacements and structural works were made during the recent summer months as part of the previous round of the Summer Works Scheme.
This new round of works for summer 2020 brings to over €70 million the investment by the Government in primary and secondary schools under the Summer Works Scheme for 2019 and 2020.