Dale revamp will be wheelchair-friendly
DALE College is revamping for the better, acting headmaster Warwick Osmond has announced.
Osmond said the revamp was the wish of former headmaster Mike Eddy, who has retired to Port Elizabeth.
Eddy, according to Osmond, believed there was an urgent need to make the reception area accessible to people with disabilities.
“Part of the revamp involves placing the main entrance of the school in it’s rightful place, which is at the front. After everything is completed, the school will be far more userfriendly,” Osmond said.
“The parking area will now also be in the front instead of the back, allowing visitors to go directly into the reception area, which will be attractive.
“It will also include a ramp for wheelchairs,” he said.
He said that restroom facilities would also be built, which would included a facility for disabled people.
“The new staffroom will be easily accessible from the car park and will include a kitchenette plus a computer and printing section.”
Osmond said he was looking forward to feedback from staff, pupils and the public once the project was complete.
According to Osmond, work started on June 18 and is set to be completed next month. New Old Dalian Union president, Barry Hayidakis said he thought the move was a practical decision.
“Now when the public visits the school, they will be helped by the secretaries and admin staff with the staffroom moved to the bottom floor,” he said.
“It also means the public will have easier and quicker access, while a disability entrance at the front is important,” Hayidakis said.
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