NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has joined students and staff at Wyalong Public School to celebrate two new funding boosts.
The school will receive new LED lighting through the LED Lighting Upgrade Program, and a playground upgrade thanks to a $40,000 investment from the School Renewal Program.
Ms Cooke said the improvements would be a boost to the entire school community.
“It’s such a joy to visit the school and celebrate these two rounds of funding which will help create an even better learning environment,” Ms Cooke said.
“Students in rural and regional schools deserve the same infrastructure and opportunities as those in larger towns and cities and I am proud of our support for Wyalong Public.
“This work will help our students grow and thrive, while ensuring staff have the best conditions to teach in. I can’t wait for my next visit to see the changes to the playground and the new lighting.”
Principal Kylie Taylor said it is fabulous news for the school, which is one of the first to receive the new lighting and technology.
“The lighting will help students to concentrate and focus on their learning, rather than have flickering fluorescent lights,” Ms Taylor said.
“The playground upgrades will make a safer and more enjoyable space for the students at recess and lunch. We are removing the asphalt and creating a new shelter, with a lawn extension.”