ESSENDON ELECTORATE SCHOOLS

Mr PEARSON (Essendon)- I rise to inform the house that the Andrews Labor government continues to deliver excellence in educational outcomes in my electorate of Essendon. In just the last week I have had the privilege of delivering almost $3.4 million of funding for the students, schools and communities of Flemington and Ascot Vale. The Minister for Education joined me on 7 October to announce $2.1 million for the Flemington education plan and to speak with some of the very excited student leaders and principals. I was also delighted to join the community from Ascot Vale West Primary on 12 October to announce funding for an upgrade and spaces for an additional 200 students to the tune of $1.278 million. Suffice to say they were all thrilled, and I very much look forward to working with these school communities to bring these announcements to life.