Improvements to Darling Primary School are Complete
Learners and teachers from the Vooruitsig Primary School in Darling can look forward to having better facilities from the 2016 academic year. Certain structures on the site were demolished and replaced with better buildings.
This R53 million project was commissioned by the Department of Transport and Public Works for the Western Cape Education Department. Construction began in June 2014. Most of the new buildings comprise a framed concrete structure with a mixture of face brick and painted infill walls
The new school will be able to accommodate 1 250 learners, including 60 Grade R learners who have been using temporary classrooms on the site. New facilities include two Grade R classrooms with enclosed playing areas and facilities, and a junior block with 10 classrooms, including a media centre, a music room, an art room and a handwork room.
There are also 10 intermediate phase and eight senior phase classrooms. The classrooms are planned around courtyards with seating, while three blocks will accommodate the junior, intermediate and senior sections for better control. The intermediate and senior blocks have two levels.
The complex has an administrative building, a hall and sports field, a kitchen, a garden store and caretaker’s facilities. Care has been taken to ensure that all classrooms have natural light and that they are adequately ventilated.