Rural primary school under threat of closure tells Education Minister how ‘important’ it is to community life in Carnalbanagh

Education Minister Peter Weir is pictured with principal Alison Killough.

A SMALL rural primary school approaching its 200th anniversary was this week able to show Education Minister Peter Weir how ‘important’ its presence is in the rural Carnalbanagh community.

Carnalbanagh Primary School between Broughshane and Glenarm is currently the subject of a closure recommendation by the Education Authority.

The school was opened in 1827 and has been a key part of community life.

The primary school website said: ‘We were delighted to welcome Education Minister, Mr Peter Weir, M.L.A, political representatives, Governors & P.T.A to Carnalbanagh Primary School.

Carnalbanagh Primary School.


“It was an excellent opportunity for us to lay our case before Mr Weir and show him just how important our school is and the role that Carnalbanagh Primary School plays in the community.

“He was very interested to meet the children and hear what we had to say.”


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