Lorne P-12 College is one of 93 schools across Victoria sharing in $15 million to build all-access play areas, sensory gardens and outdoor learning areas to support students with disabilities and additional needs, under the latest rounds of the Andrews Labor Government’s $30 million Inclusive Schools Fund.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced Lorne P-12 College is receiving $200,000 to create an indoor inclusive learning space.
The fund is helping government schools better support the social and education needs of young people with a disability.
The Inclusive Schools Fund is helping government schools better support the social and educational needs of young people with a disability.
Since it was established by the Labor Government in 2015, nearly 90 creative projects to build inclusive play spaces, outdoor learning areas, sensory gardens and calm spaces have been delivered.
The Inclusive Schools Fund is part of the Government’s Special Needs Plan for Victorian Schools, which is ensuring that students with disabilities get the same opportunities as other students.
Inclusive education is about ensuring that all students, regardless of disabilities or other differences, are able to fully participate, learn, develop and succeed in Victorian government schools.
More information about these projects is available at: www.schoolbuildings.vic.gov.au.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP
“I congratulate Lorne P-12 College for not only securing funding for this worthy project, but for its excellent initiative to support students of all abilities. Many students will benefit from this indoor inclusive learning space.”
“Lorne P-12 College prides itself on its respectful and inclusive culture and this project will allow all students to share a space that is welcoming for all.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino
“As we build the Education State, we’re continuing to invest in schools to ensure students of all abilities can access a great education – no matter their circumstances.”
“These projects are all about giving our primary schools the equipment and infrastructure they need to inspire a lifelong passion for learning for all of their students and to show that disability isn’t a barrier to learning and achieving.”