Fourteen schools in Rutherglen and Cambuslang are set to benefit from a major investment of £340,000 from Clyde Gateway.
The regeneration agency has made a successful bid of £140,000 to the Scottish Government’s Access to Education Fund, a sum which will be boosted by direct Clyde Gateway support of £200,000 into a series of in-school and extra-curricular activities.
Stonelaw and Trinity high schools are among those who will have access to the money, along with Bankhead, Burgh, Burnside, Calderwood, Park View, St Anthony’s, St Bride’s, St Cadoc’s, St Charles, St Columbkille’s, St Mark’s and Spittal primaries.
A further 14 Glasgow schools will be involved, including Toryglen Primary.
Ian Manson, chief executive of Clyde Gateway said: “The Access to Education Fund is designed to support pupils by reducing barriers they might be experiencing in their everyday learning.
“We worked closely with all of the eligible schools in and around our area to put forward a coherent and relevant bid that would address a wide range of issues and it is tremendous news that we were awarded the maximum amount which is the equivalent of £5000 per school.
“Clyde Gateway have always believed successful regeneration is about boosting the lives of local people of all ages and this record level of £340,000 investment in our schools for 2015/16 will impact on 8300 pupils and their families.
“It will enable the expansion of existing and successful initiatives around learning, training and health along with the introduction of new programmes which will be based around science and technology as these are becoming increasingly important in the world of modern employment.
“A lot of hard work went into the preparation of the bid to the Access to Education Fund and I’d like to thank the heads and deputy heads from all of the schools for their invaluable support and for getting fully behind our efforts.”
Peter Bollan, headteacher at Trinity High,
Partners Trinity and Stonelaw pupils have benefited from Clyde Gateway projects