Local schools get an upgrade

Kouga Wind Farm is making education a priority with the start of a schools upgrade programme.

After moving into new premises at the beginning of the year, Sea Vista Primary School staff found they did not have adequate equipment or facilities to promote effective learning and teaching.

The school identified a list of needs and Kouga Wind Farm was happy help them check off the first item – audio-visual equipment for the school hall.

The new projector, screen and sound equipment will bring technology to the pupils and enable them to watch educational films that connect them with the world. It will also assist with fundraising community events, such as dances and bingo evenings.

This is the first phase of the planned upgrade over the next year, which will include providing educational resources and equipment for the IT and media centre as well as the maths and science laboratory. New kitchen appliances and utensils will help staff to prepare nutritious meals for the children.

The final element will be the development of the sports facilities to establish a healthy sporting culture at the school.

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At Sandwater Primary School in Oyster Bay, the wind farm recently sponsored 10 bookshelves for the school office and all classrooms, from Grade R to 7, to keep all books and learning materials neat and tidy and easily accessible.