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North Yorkshire schools get an upgrade
9:11am Friday 26th October 2012 in News
DOZENS of schools across North Yorkshire have benefitted from a cash injection to carry out repairs.
North Yorkshire County Council has completed a maintenance programme at more than 40 schools across the county to renew school roofs, replace windows and floors where necessary and upgrade heating and electrical infrastructure.
Coun Arthur Barker, North Yorkshire’s executive member for schools, said: “At a time when the county council is facing significant reductions in the money that is available to invest in school buildings, it is important that we focus our investment in the right areas. We believe that by improving the fabric of our schools we will ensure that pupils throughout North Yorkshire will be able to enjoy high quality learning environments.”
Linda Holden, director of college operations at George Pindar School, Scarborough, said the school had benefitted from a large number of new windows.
Debra Vines, finance manager at Tadcaster Grammar School, said works to renew windows and roofing at her school had also been well received while Martyn Hannan, head teacher at Barlby High School, explained that the replacement of windows there meant pupils would now stay warm and dry.