Funding set to help servers and shooters at St Edward's Primary School

Funding set to help servers and shooters at St Edward's Primary School

Whether it's shooting hoops, serving aces or hitting the handball squares, students at St Edward's Primary School are set to benefit thanks to a grant from the state government.

The school has received $10,000 in funding under the Community Building Partnerships Program to re-surface, re-paint and re-line their sports area.

St Edward's Principal, Ken McNamara, said the students will make the most out of the improved sports area.

"We're looking at upgrading our sports court area, that means to resurface it with asphalt, repaint it with special non-slip sports paint and then re-line it with netball courts, handball and also a hot shot tennis court," he said.

"It's really a multipurpose area for the school."

Mr McNamara said he was grateful for the funding.

"We're really excited for a small school to receive $10,000, it takes a lot of fundraising to raise that sort of money," he said.

"For our Parents and Friends Association (P&F) to apply for the money and to receive it, it's really exciting for our small school."

St Edward's P&F President, Kristy Crosby, said it's a thrilling time for the students.

"We've got a lot of sporting children, they love their swimming and they love their sport so I think for them it's something that's really exciting," she said.

"They'll get to see the whole production of it, they're really keen for it."

Member for Orange, Phil Donato, said the grant will go a long way towards improving facilities at the school.

"It was great to be able to support the school here," Mr Donato said.

"It makes a massive difference.

"Often it supports local employment... local tradies are used and so the money circulates throughout the local economies which is really important, especially for the smaller towns like Canowindra.

"These Community Building Partnerships make such a big difference to organisations, community groups and often they're run on the smell of an oily rag."

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