Blayney Public School are set to make great use of a quadrangle in the school’s grounds to install a covered outdoor learning area.
The area already has had artificial turf laid over it, but a roof over the top means it can be used for a multitude of different purposes.
Member for Bathurst Paul Toole visited Blayney Public to catch up with principal Jaime Medbury and captains Spencer Hewitt, Jamie Swan and Emma Dowsett to discuss the vision for the project.
NSW Government funding of $100,000 has been matched with a co-contribution of $100,000 from the school’s P&C to raise the $200,000 needed to make the project become a reality.
“Covering the quadrangle certainly will create what will be a large space to use for any number of different purposes no matter what the weather conditions are like,” Mr Toole said.
“I know the school’s P&C Association has been proactive in helping fund this development and I congratulate them for coming up with a significant amount themselves.”
Mr Toole said improving the facilities at Eglinton Public are part of the NSW Government’s $120 million School Renewal Program.
“This investment by NSW Government is part of its commitment to build a safer and stronger regional NSW. It is about ensuring regional students can thrive in a great learning environment, no matter where they live or what their circumstances may be,” he said.
“Delivery of these projects will be undertaken in the next 18 months as part of the NSW Government’s economic stimulus package for NSW schools.”