North Yorkshire schools get major facelift

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3:11pm 19th September 2017
(Updated 3:47pm 19th September 2017)

North Yorkshire’s schools have got off to a sparkling start after a £4-million makeover programme.

It's focused on school maintenance and improvement works to schools across the county. 

North Yorkshire County Council contractors undertook roof, window and boiler replacements across 49 school sites to keep them safe, warm and weather-tight.

They also worked on school extensions, new classrooms and kitchens. 

The works are said to help create additional present and future school places.

The county council has committed an additional £1-million for further works during the rest of this school year.

County Councillor Patrick Mulligan, North Yorkshire’s Executive Member for Schools said: "North Yorkshire is responsible for some 350 schools, many of them small and many with aging or historic buildings. 

“The funding we have provided from government allocations cannot address all of our school maintenance and modernisation needs, as these are considerable, but the works will make a significant difference.

We want all our children and young people to enjoy the highest standards in teaching and learning."

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