Parkes Christian School received a Federal Government grant of $800,000 that will go towards the construction of a new design and technology building.
The $1.3 million project will include a new workshop, learning areas, a storeroom and student and staff amenities.
Parkes Christian School Principal Glen Westcott said the new learning spaces would provide a raft of new opportunities for students. “Our current facilities are too small for what we need. The school has a heavy focus on the industrial arts with plenty of students looking to pursue hands-on projects as part of their senior studies.
“Having a facility where the students have a purpose-built space and equipment to undertake subjects such as engineering, timber and metals and automotive studies, will be a real benefit.
“It has been a long time in the planning and we are absolutely thrilled with this announcement.”
Deputy Prime Minister and Member for Riverina Michael McCormack said the funding, delivered through the Capital Grants Program, would go towards the refurbishment of a science classroom into a science lab.
“This wonderful school community will be further enhanced by these improvements.
The funding announcement is one of 158 projects approved for funding under the Capital Grants Program to begin in 2021.