EMBARGO: Immediate Release
Commenting on today’s news that an additional 3 schools have been identified as having RAAC and 119 schools need to be rebuilt, Liberal Democrat Education spokesperson, Munira Wilson MP said:
“It is a national scandal that children are being taught in crumbling classrooms. Children in the schools affected by RAAC are facing massive disruption to their education day in and day out.
“Learning in temporary classrooms, dealing with cold and draughty conditions and not having specialist teaching facilities like science labs and design technology spaces is having a direct impact on these pupils' learning experience and their educational outcomes.
“This Conservative Government must stop sitting on its hands and speed up the rebuilding programme to ensure that these schools are all rebuilt as quickly as possible and provide practical advice and support to minimise the disruption to pupils whilst work is ongoing.”