Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Isle of Man £800,000 school dining bid approved

Queen Elizabeth II High School Image copyright Queen Elizabeth II High School
Image caption Queen Elizabeth II High School in Peel opened in 1979

A bid for £800,000 to build a new dining room at a school in the west of the Isle of Man has been approved.

Education minister Tim Crookhall appealed to Tynwald this month for a new facility at Queen Elizabeth II High School in Peel.

The current kitchen and dining room at the 35-year-old school was designed to cater for about 500 students but there were now almost 900.

A spokesman said the work will accommodate a growing number of pupils.

Tynwald has already approved £77,900 for the project- at the June sitting of Tynwald, Mr Crookall will ask for a further £756,800 to complete the work.

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