The Australian Governments Local Schools Community Fund continues to deliver better school infrastructure, programs and upgrades across the Lockyer Valley.
Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz recently joined State Member for Lockyer, Jim McDonald to officially open the new nature play facilities at Withcott State School.
Mr Buchholz said it was great to see the benefits of the program being delivered right across the Lockyer, with small, rural schools receiving a big bite of the funding in the region.
“It has been good to see many of our smaller, more rural schools benefit from this program. Withcott State School received $10,000!”
“These schools do not always have the same level of fundraising power that we see in more populated areas and that can make it difficult to get projects like this one, off the ground.
“Our local schools community fund is empowering local school communities, to deliver new programs such as musical learning, upgrade facilities with new equipment and even build new assets such as this fantastic nature playground at Withcott State School.
“These are the sorts of projects we’re funding, to support local students, teachers and staff and make school a better place to learn,” Mr Buchholz said.
Withcott State School Principal, Lyndal Symonds said the Australian Governments local schools community fund was delivering for Withcott.
“The Local School’s Community Fund has allowed us as a school community, to bring a different layer of learning to our students day.
“Our Nature Playground has contributed to the physical abilities of our students as well as the creative and imaginative side of play. It allows our students to be creative and independent in their everyday school life- they have to be skills worth nurturing,” Mrs Symonds said.
State Member for the Lockyer, Jim McDonald said it was great to see funding flow for local schools.
“This is another example of State and Federal Government working together for the benefit of our community.”
“Withcott State School do a wonderful job in nurturing our next generation,” Mr McDonald said.
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