Friday, 5 May 2017

Families in Longford are a step closer to getting the first-rate sporting facilities their children deserve, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Harriet Shing Member for Eastern Victoria Region today announced that Longford Primary School will receive $23,900 from the School Pride and Sports Fund to upgrade their boundary fencing.

The $16 million School Pride and Sports Fund helps strengthen community pride in  schools and build sporting facilities for students across Victoria.

It’s all part of the Labor Government’s drive to meet the Education State target of increasing the proportion of students taking part in physical activity five times a week.

By making sure students have access to the best sporting facilities we can increase the proportion of kids staying active. It will make students happier, healthier and more resilient and boost community pride in Victorian government schools.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino:

To make happy, resilient and healthy kids we can’t just focus on what they are learning in the classroom.”

“We want as many students as possible to be physically active and to enjoy sporting facilities that the whole community can be proud of.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Harriet Shing:

Longford Primary School is a wonderful school and this boundary fencing upgrade for the school will make a really positive difference to students, staff and parents.”