The NSW Government has secured a new grant that will see the completion of an outdoor learning centre for students at St Philomena’s School.
The grant, worth $10,000, will go towards installing a new roof for the proposed outdoor learning area, serving as stage two of the St Philomena’s development.
“When you look at the opportunities for learning that it’s going to provide for the children, it’s a great thing to be a part of,” Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said.
The funding for the project has come from the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership [CBP] program, which invests in infrastructure developments that will deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes.
“These children are the future, so it’s important that we give them the best opportunities for learning as we go forward,” Mr Toole said.
The new round of funding follows the $12,000 that the NSW Government committed to the school in March to get the project underway.
“Having grants is essential for us to be able to implement such great projects,” St Philomena’s School principal Louise Davies said.
The completed project will provide a diverse new education experience for the school’s students and staff, incorporating all key learning areas.
“We’ll also be incorporating Aboriginal culture into our outdoor learning environment, ensuring the local Wiradyuri elders are part of what we do at this school,” Ms Davies said.
The CBP program has funded some 13,800 community projects over the last decade.