Lakes Trust al­lo­cates $500,000

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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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