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Work starts on new Holy Evangelists' Primary School

Pupil Aoife Rice, Bishop Noel Treanor, Department of Education Permanent Secretary Derek Baker, principal Claire Robinson and pupil Liam Collins

THE first sod has been cut on a new school build in west Belfast.

Holy Evangelists' PS in Twinbrook is expected to be complete by November 2020.

Work includes a 21 class primary school and double nursery unit.

The school was created through the coming together of St Luke's and St Mark's, which stood less than half a mile apart.

The new build was approved five years ago.

Derek Baker, Permanent Secretary with the Department of Education said the £8.6 million investment would "create many positive outcomes" for pupils, teachers and wider school community.

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