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VIDEO: Students make direct appeal to Education Minister to fix their school

Students at NewPark Comprehensive School in Dublin have been promised a new school building for years – but now it’s been delayed yet again. Now they’ve taken matters into their own hands.

STUDENTS AT NEWPARK Comprehensive school in Blackrock in Dublin have been promised a new school building for many years but progress has been slow.

Now the school has been told by the Department of Education that it’s going to be 2015 before work will start on a new building – and staff and students are angry with the latest delay.

NewPark is not the only school facing a delay in building works as financial pressures squeeze the budget of the Department of Education; but the school is one of the few using social media to campaign to the Education Minister to expedite the building of the new campus.

The whole school community has written personal letters to Ruairí Quinn about how bad conditions have been in the school. They’ve also made this video highlighting some of the worst parts of the school, including damp ceilings, exposed walls, and rusting metal. Check it out.

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