Granville Boys opens gates during holidays

Normally locked gates are open at Granville Boys High over the summer holidays in a pilot program to encourage the use of ovals, sports courts and green space for community use.

Story appeared in: Review | January 15th, 2018

WHILE some schools are undergoing much needed maintenance and refurbishment, Granville Boys High School is one of 42 around the state opening its gates and playgrounds to the public in a trial over the summer break.
Education Minister Rob Stokes said schools participating in the Come Play Summer Pilot Program would receive a $15,000 grant to help upgrade their facilities for community and school use.
"Our schools have a range of quality recreational and play facilities and we are making them accessible to the broader community outside of the school term," he said.
Participating schools are open from 8am to 6pm until the end of the school holidays in late January.
Mr Stokes said some schools were also benefiting from a $110 million maintenance blitz over the summer holidays so students could return to refreshed buildings for the new school year.
A spokesperson for the Minister said $439,000 had been allocated to schools in the Auburn electorate, including $131,000 for Auburn North Public School and $112,000 for Blaxcell Street Public School.
Another $1.87 million has been allocated across the Granville electorate.

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