Lakes Trust allocates $500,000
Cromwell Primary School is the big winner in the latest round of funding from the Central Lakes Trust, allocated $300,000 towards a $1.25 million school hall.
The hall, which would cater for up to 530 people, would be a multipurpose community building that would provide a hub for regional teacher professional development and a dedicated space for the Cromwell holiday programme.
Principal Wendy Brooks was ‘‘delighted’’ with the announcement.
‘‘This is awesome news and we are really excited,’’ she said.
‘‘It will help meet a multitude of needs for the wider regional community.’’
Shotover Primary was also allocated a substantial donation from the Trust of $185,000 to put towards a new playground estimated to cost $464,000 in total.
It would cater for primary school aged children, but would be fully accessible to the community, Shotover principal Ben Witheford said.
Two other schools, Holy Family School in Wanaka and Omakau Primary School, received grants of just over $6000 towards general maintenance and upgrades.
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