Ivanhoe Primary School students will enjoy a new outdoor sensory learning space thanks to the Andrews Government’s $20 million Inclusive Schools Fund.
The Member for Ivanhoe, Anthony Carbines MP, has announced $140,100 funding for the project, which will bring benefits to local students.
The new sensory learning space will make the outdoor areas of the school a more productive area, in which the students can be more aware of their environment. This is a real bonus for the school.
The Andrews Government established the Inclusive Schools Fund to help government schools build new facilities, to better support the social and educational needs of children with a disability.
Round two of the Fund will see 24 schools sharing in $3.6 million, which helps schools build new facilities to better support the social and educational needs of students with disabilities and special needs.
The Inclusive Schools Fund grants are on top of the $155.8 million announced in the Victorian Budget 2016/17 to improve the facilities available to students with special needs, including $58.5 million to upgrade 20 special schools across Victoria.
The Fund is one of nine initiatives in the Special Needs Plan for Victorian Schools to ensure that students with disabilities get the same chances as other students.
More information about these projects is available at: www.schoolbuildings.vic.gov.au
Quotes attributable to the Member for Ivanhoe, Anthony Carbines:
“I congratulate Ivanhoe Primary School for securing funds for this worthy project. Many students will benefit from this outdoor playspace upgrade”
“This is why we are building the Education State – so that all Victorian students have the opportunity to thrive and succeed, regardless of their background.”