Mayo TD Michael Ring officially turned the sod on a major development for Newport National School on Friday.
The West Mayo primary school has been granted funding to extend their premises due to increasing enrolment.
Deputy Ring says “Schools are continually developing the education that they offer and it is wonderful to see them being granted the funding to do this.
The Fine Gael TD added that “The teachers in Newport National School are committed to ensuring that their pupils get the best education possible and that they leave the school as young adults with a positive outlook on life”.
He concluded saying “I look forward to seeing this new extension on its completion.”