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Integrated school that made `indelible impact' on community celebrates new build

Pupils and Corry Bear celebrate the opening of the new school

AN integrated school that has made "an indelible impact" on its community has moved into a new building.

Corran Integrated PS has been opened since 1991 and has since become an inextricable part of the fabric of Larne and wider area.

Roisin Marshall, Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education, said it was the third new build to open through the `fresh start' initiative.

"I am looking forward to seeing further progress on the remaining projects. This has given integrated education an invaluable boost enabling schools that started as a twinkle in parents' eyes to grow and be strong, sustainable, integrated schools that they dreamt off creating," she said.

Principal Denise Macfarlane added: "We are delighted with our new, purpose-built school building. It's like a dream come true. Our school started in 1991 in an industrial estate then moved to mobile classrooms in Blackcave North the following year. It's been a long wait but it's been worth it."

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