Panton Hill Primary School gains weather protection with new outdoor court covers
Students and teachers at Panton Hill Primary School will finally get the weather protection they need with brand new overhead sports court covers and surface upgrades under a $620,000 investment from a Matt Guy Liberals and Nationals Government.
Developments will also include the extension, leveling and resurfacing of the outdated basketball court with tiger turf, markings for netball and basketball games and associated earth works.
Funding will also allow for the replacement of aging playground equipment and upgrades to student named Acorn Island, an interactive, creative, and sensory play space for students.
Panton Hill Primary School has almost 140 students yet has no multi-purpose outdoor covered areas for sports and recreational activities, assemblies, or concerts, which makes outdoor learning opportunities for this semi-rural school impossible during hot or wet weather.
The primary school does not have the physical space to build a hall, gym or multipurpose room as an alternative so must use Panton Hill Hall across the road, which is inconvenient and unsuitable for whole school gatherings.
State Liberal Member for Eildon, Cindy McLeish, said she was excited to announce the much needed $620,000 investment to construct new overhead court covers and improve the courts at Panton Hill Primary School.
“A purpose-built sheltered space will ensure all families can comfortably attend and participate in school activities, while students have a sun protected area to learn and play, without having the leave the safety of the school grounds.”
“The new turf will also be a usable space for the wider Panton Hill community to access, including the local junior and senior football clubs, cricket club and netball club.”
“This development has been a long time coming for Panton Hill Primary School. It will be a huge benefit to the whole community.”