PRIMARY schools in St Leonards and Clifton Springs will receive $50,000 each for projects if a Labor government is elected this weekend.
Labor Candidate for Corangamite Libby Coker said if Labor formed government, St Leonards Primary School would receive $50,000 to convert an existing large shed into a proper workroom suitable for science and arts projects, while Clifton Springs Primary School would receive $50,000 to create an outdoor amphitheatre for musical performances and outside lessons and to upgrade its basketball courts.
Ceres Primary School would also receive $50,000 for an outdoor learning area.
“This will give St Leonards a space where students can make a mess, create, tinker and store long term projects that need to be worked on over several weeks,” Ms Coker said.
“The proposed amphitheatre at Clifton Springs will enable a wide range of uses and add to its strong music program by providing a quality outdoor performance space.
“The basketball courts upgrade is important for health and safety reasons, given its heavy use by the school and community.
This commitment is on top of the extra $15.2 million for teaching and learning Corangamite public schools will receive in the first three years of a Shorten Labor Government.