LABOR TO FUND INSIGHT SPECIALIST PRIMARY IN BERWICK

An Andrews Labor Government will invest $2.4 million to upgrade Insight Specialist
Primary School and Centre of Excellence at Monash University’s Berwick campus.

Deputy Leader of the Opposition, James Merlino, joined Labor Candidate for Narre Warren South, Judith Graley, at the school today to announce Labor’s plan.

Insight is Victoria’s only specialist primary school for the blind and vision impaired,
giving kids the academic and life skills they need to gain confidence and independence. 

Labor’s investment will fund a new administration centre, a bike and running track and a specialist oval. Physical education is vital for children at the school, who are learning about their mobility and orientation.

Last month, Labor announced a $1.3 billion plan to fix our schools, rescue the TAFE
system, bring back Tech Schools and help struggling parents with the costs of school.

Quotes attributable to Mr Merlino

“The school is doing a remarkable job with limited resources. Labor’s plan will help it do so much more.”

“Every child, no matter their background or ability, deserves confidence, skills and self-esteem.”

Quotes attributable to Ms Graley 

“I’m so proud that Victoria’s only specialist primary school for the blind and
vision impaired is in our community.”

“We’ll build this school, so kids can get the best start and enjoy a life of
independence and confidence.”

Quotes attributable to Alan Lachman, founder of Insight

“This fantastic commitment will ensure we can build and roll out our Centre of  Excellence to reach out to young blind and vision impaired people in the local community and right across Victoria,”

“We want to ensure students and young people who are vision impaired can gain the skills and experience necessary to achieve independence and allow them to have greater choice in what they do later in their lives.”