Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

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

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