LIFE must go on despite the large budget cuts ... and never more so than in schools.
Today we reveal that an increasing number of Kirklees schools will have more youngsters through the doors in the coming years, but they don’t have the room at the moment.
The Government has come up with millions of pounds and, although it falls short, Kirklees has vowed to put in the extra that is needed.
This means that, overall, £13m will be invested in school accommodation across the borough from Golcar to Dewsbury.
Some of our youngsters are now being educated in “ageing temporary classrooms” which are in “poor condition and in urgent need of replacement.”
There have been times in the past when investment in schools has been woeful and no matter how tough things get economically we must never go back to those days and every effort should be made to plough money wisely into the fabric of school buildings.
Schooldays are, after all, absolutely critical to children’s future prospects.
Our youngsters must be given an environment that will encourage them to learn.