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ERDF 189: Educational Infrastructure Development at Bishop's Conservatory Secondary School - Phase 2

Project Cost: €243,485
Beneficiary: Bishop's Conservatory Secondary School
Line Ministry: n/a
Start Date: 2010
End Date: 2013

Non Technical Short Summary Of Project

The building of this phase forms part of a holistic project. Phase II was built over an area of 4800 sq mts and includes a Design and Technology Workshop (including a Hygiene Area and access area), a gym/dance studio, sports facilities in the form of an outdoor playing area, the installation of the lift equipment and the rendering of external walls for securitization of the construction from erosion due to exposure to the elements.

Operational Programme: OPI Investing in Competitiveness for a Better Quality of Life ERDF
Fund: European Regional Development Fund
Priority Axis: PA6 Urban Regeneration and Improving the Quality of Life
Focus Area Of Intervention: OPIPA6 Education, Social and Health-related Infrastructure

Project Objectives

Phase 2 will enable Bishop's Conservatory Secondary School to have the necessary infrastructure setup to offer new subjects to its students in line with the recommendations of the National Minimum Curriculum, namely: design and technology workshops for technology studies and gym/dance carpet for performing art. Further, the investment will also address the theme of accessibility whereby the whole school premises will be made accessible to persons with mobility challenges, where such investment is yet another measure to enable all students to participate fully in all subjects of the curriculum, including learning of science and technology and performing arts, and also access to play areas of the School for physical education and development.

Project Results

The following results shall be achieved during the implementation of Phase 2 and continued at finalisation and these are being attained through investment in appropriate infrastructure:The creation of the necessary facilities to improve the educational standard of existing subjects and to offer new subjects:1. Design and technology2. Performing arts3. Physical education

Project Purpose

The direct benefit to students using the facilities is that they are and will be enjoying an appropriate learning environment to undertake their chosen activity. Learning these skills from an early stage from an early age will give them a head-start in life to reach professional levels that could not be reached before. Developing talent is a priority for a small country like ours. This will ensure higher levels of employability and competitiveness for a broader spectrum of the population.