Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats, today visited Newquay Tretherras to announce the Government’s commitment to rebuild the school’s 1950s classroom block.
The funding is part of the ‘Priority Schools Building Programme’, which has been spearheaded by Liberal Democrats in Government, and follows months of lobbying from constituency MP, Stephen Gilbert, for Tretherras to be included in the grant allocation.
Commenting, Stephen Gilbert said:
“This is fantastic news for our town. Since my election, I have worked closely with Tretherras School and the local community to find a viable funding solution for the long-overdue rebuild of the older classroom block.
“I had serious concerns over the plans to sell off the playing fields two years ago and I supported the community in their campaign. After those plans were dropped, I began to lobby Ministers to find an alternative means of paying for the works.
“This funding would not be delivered if it weren’t for the Liberal Democrats in Government. Only last week, David Cameron set out plans to cut schools budgets if the Tories win power on their own after the general election. It is the Liberal Democrats who are delivering this critical investment, giving every child the opportunity to get on in life.”
Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, added:
“It is crucial that we invest properly in education, so that every child has a fair start in life. Thousands of pupils will benefit from better, brighter, warmer classrooms thanks to this funding.
"Children can’t learn and teachers can’t teach in schools that are cold and have leaking roofs.
"To create a stronger economy we have to invest in a fairer society so that our young people can be successful in the future."