The builders have been making some good progress on the Limavady Road. The steel framework is for the canteen which serves both Ebrington and Foyle, with the Primary school foundations started beyond it. The odd shaped concrete base beside it is our Music Suite. The foundations behind the site car park are for Technology, ICT and the Library with the beginnings of the Assembly Hall and Sports Hall on either side. Exciting times!!
Despite the blustery weather, there were smiles all round earlier today, when the first sod was cut at the site of what will soon be the new Foyle College and Ebrington Primary School complex off Limavady Road.
The Boards of Governors members, principals and elected representatives stoody proudly by as the Minister for Education John O’Dowd, performed the official ceremony.
Guests at the ceremony included the master of the Merchant Taylors’ livery company and representatives from the Honourable The Irish Society.Durkan welcomes ‘sod cut’ on Derry’s new £35m schools
Among those to attend was SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan, who welcomed today’s event at the former army barracks on the Clooney Road, saying it paved the way for expansion options at the Magee campus of Ulster University.
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Boards of Governors of Ebrington Primary School & Nursery and Foyle College are delighted to announce that plans for the co-location of the two schools have finally gone out to tender, with seven Northern Ireland firms involved in the bidding process.
Pictured on the site of the new school at the former Clooney Army base in Derry-Londonderry are, Nigel Dougherty, Principal of Ebrington Primary School, Robin Young Chairpersn of Foyle College Board of Governors, Patrick Allen, Foyle College Principal and John Manning, Chairperson of the Board of Governors, Ebrington Primary School. Picture Martin McKeown.