The Integrated Education Fund ( IEF ), which has supported Shimna on many development projects over the years, has approved a grant of £6,200 for the creation of a Sixth Form Common Room. The work, carried out by local contractor the Mourne Group, provides a much-needed social space and work stations for students in Year 13 and 14.
Joanne Poland, Head of Sixth Form, said: “The students really appreciate having this new space. We are now looking forward to decorating the walls with their own art work. It’s an exciting development.” Alicia Rooney, UCAS and 6th Form Careers Coordinator, also welcomed the new facility, adding “It’s important for Sixth Formers are given their own space and independence. It’s part of preparing them for life after Shimna.”
Principal Steve Pagan said: “We are very grateful to the IEF. It has been a staunch supporter of Shimna down the years and this is another positive investment in our students.”