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Cornwall's Crumbling School Buildings: Repair Bill Revealed

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8:16am 24th June 2014

Revealed: the crumbling state of Cornwall's school buildings.

Pirate FM has learnt they need 59 million pounds' worth of repairs.

Officials blame historic underfunding from the government.

C block at Helston Community College has problems with roofs, windows and heating.

Headteacher Doctor Pat McGovern said: "School buildings are a crucial part of creating the right learning environment for children. People in office environments wouldn't put up with that level of difficult. People can't give it their best if they're working in an environment which isn't fit for purpose any longer."

Only six million pounds' worth of the bill for things like repairs and new roofs comes from the government.

And it comes as Cornwall Council is forced to take half a million pounds out of the budget to fund those free school meals for infants.

Catherine Williams from Berrycombe Primary in Bodmin said: "If there is something that is wrong and the school is putting it right from its everyday budget, that's wrong, it should be done by the Council. We all know that we have budgets that are tight. At the end of the day, if that's what the money is for then that's what should be done.

Andrew Wallis from County Hall tells Pirate FM he is constantly asking for fairer funding: "Our schools are very old and they're coming to the end of their lives and if we want to give our children the best educational facilities so they can learn and go on to a happy, fulfilling career, we actually need the buildings that are fit for purpose for the 21st Century."

8:16am 24th June 2014

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