Bush tech upgrade

A CO Louth secondary school is set to be transformed into a centre at the cutting edge of 21st century technology and learning.

A CO Louth secondary school is set to be transformed into a centre at the cutting edge of 21st century technology and learning.

Bush Post-Primary School in Riverstown, Dundalk recently secured funding for significant development works, which will be undertaken during the summer months.

A complete re-wiring of the school’s electrical infrastructure is planned for Bush Post-primary School with the work expected to get underway shortly after the state examinations are completed at the end of next month.

The rewiring will comprise the installation of new energy saving technology throughout the school, and will see every classroom wired to the highest of standards to facilitate the latest computer technology.

The school secured funding to upgrade its infrastructure as part of the Department of Education and Skills Summer Works Scheme.

Dr Pádraig Kirk, CEO of Co Louth VEC said: “By the time this work is complete every classroom in Bush Post-Primary School will have broadband access, each one will be equipped with computers and digital projectors and there will be wireless Internet access installed throughout the school. The school will really be at the cutting edge of 21st century learning.”

The CEO added that it is the aim of Co Louth VEC to provide all of its staff and students with working and learning environments of the highest standards.

St Oliver’s Community College in Drogheda is set to have external windows and doors replaced as part of the scheme.

Currently, a new five classroom extension is underway at the school and is expected to be opened to accommodate students by September 2011. Over the past two years extensive works have been carried out at the school.