05/07/2010

Campus Consultation Input Sought

People are being asked to take part in the public consultation on the Lisanelly Shared Campus in Omagh.

Speaking after the fifth meeting of the Lisanelly Shared Educational Campus Steering Group the NI Education Minister, Caitríona Ruane, commented: "With the Lisanelly Campus we are aiming to not just construct new buildings but also build a community. In order to do this however we need the help of the public.

"I would encourage everyone to participate in the public consultation and help shape the future of the Lisanelly Shared Campus. With vision and foresight we have the opportunity to create something that is extraordinary and not just ordinary.

"A campus built on equality and excellence where future generations of children and young people learn the skills and confidence to succeed."
News Image
She continued: "This project is a priority for both me and my Department. I have been greatly impressed by the work to date from the designers. Until now the idea of a shared campus has just been a concept. However the plans presented at this meeting really show how this concept is being shaped into the buildings and facilities where the children will learn and play.

"What is clear is that the schools of this area, by working together, have the opportunity to access facilities that would not be deliverable on their own. These facilities also have the potential to enrich the lives of all those in the local community through their use by community groups and outside organisations," she said.

Back in April, the Lisanelly Educational Campus Steering Group announced that £2.1million had been allocated by the Department of Education and Strategic Investment Board Ltd to be used for the development of a Shared Educational Campus in Omagh. Up to six schools may relocate to the new Campus.

(NS/BMcC)

Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

23 October 2013
Work Begins On Education Campus
Work on clearing a former Army base at Lisanelly in Omagh, County Tyrone has begun. The 126-acre site will eventually become a new shared education campus with a total of six schools with capacity for 3,700 pupils. Phase one will see the construction of a new school for Arvalee Special School and a resource centre.
06 December 2019
Cash Machines Stolen From Antrim Tesco
Police have recovered a double ATM machine that was ripped from the wall of a supermarket in Antrim. The theft took place overnight in the town's Castle Way area. Officers responded to the incident shortly after 3am on Friday morning, 06 December, to discover a digger on fire and the unit housing two machines stolen.
26 May 2011
Ex Army Base Campus Work Progresses
A unique project that offers the opportunity to develop a magnificent educational campus for all the children and young people of Omagh has been praised this week - and all on the site of a former Army base, (pictured being dismantled).
30 November 2020
Govt Urged To Announce Pat Finucane Inquiry
The British government has been urged to "listen to the demands from the Finucane family" and others and announce a public inquiry into the killing of Pat Finucane.
09 August 2013
Shared Education Campus Gets Go-Ahead
Work on a new shared education campus for the Omagh area is to begin on-site in the autumn. The development will involve site clearance work commencing in the autumn with the construction of the new Arvalee School and Resource Centre commencing next year.