During the first part of 2016, when the McNabb Classroom Block was under construction, it became clear that a good quality fence was needed around the school site as a matter of urgency. In the short term, it was essential to keep domestic livestock away from the new building (cow prints in the new concrete were a less than ideal adornment); in the longer term, secure fencing and sturdy gates would help to protect school property and, of course, the children.
This was a big investment, at a time when all funds were being channelled towards the classroom build project but, thanks to the fabulous fundraising efforts of Liddy and her husband Calum, money was found to get the fencing project underway.
At the beginning of 2017, an adjacent plot of land was purchased and the fence was extended to encompass the new, larger site. In time the walls will be plastered and painted, and Elius has plans for colourful graphics to welcome the children to school.