FOUR Halton schools have been earmarked for a £240,000 cash injection to boost learning in the creative arts.
Beechwood, Palacefields and St Edwards in Runcorn, and Wade Deacon High School, Widnes, will receive their share of the money over the next three years.
The funding comes from the Government’s Mersey Creative Partnerships scheme under the Change Schools programme.
Each school will also receive 20 days of consultation with a “creative agent” who will help them adopt new approaches to learning and teaching.
And artists, writers, scientists and musicians will work with the schools.
A further 11 schools have achieved enquiry school status under the scheme, netting £3,000 each and six days of consultation for a year.