Dearne Valley College lands £225,00 improvements boost

By Gareth Dennison | 28/09/2010 0 comments

Dearne Valley College lands £225,00 improvements boost

SPORTS projects and roof repairs will benefit after Dearne Valley College secured £225,000 funding.

The cash is from the Government’s Skills Funding Agency, and the college will add £450,000 from its own reserves.

The renewal grant money will go on extending the sports centre to take account of the increase in daytime use.

New weights are will be introduced to encourage women to use the gym.

The roof of “the street”—a thoroughfare through college—will be replaced to keep rainwater out and heat inside.

Part of this project will look at the use of sustainable technologies to reduce the Wath college’s carbon footprint.

Money will also go in developing a “confidence course” with a mobile climbing wall to help enhance the curriculum of students of differing abilities.

College executive finance director Martin Harrison said: “The benefits of the funding will significantly improve our facilities and will increase social spaces for our students.

“The college is hoping that the roof design will be fairly quirky for which an architect has been appointed to take on this work.”

Work should start this month and be completed early next year.


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