A WIRRAL secondary school is to receive vital government funds for a rebuild.

Mosslands in Wallasey is one of two on Wirral selected as part of the Government's School Rebuilding Programme.

The other is Riverside Primary School in Seacombe.

The schools were chosen as they met the criteria of having buildings of specific construction types that require replacement, are in a severe or urgent condition, and are in the highest condition of need.

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Mosslands headteacher Adrian Whiteley said: "All of the staff and students are delighted by the news that all of the older parts of our school are to be rebuilt including the main school building and technology wing.

"This means so much to us and to our community.

"The new building will give our students access to an educational experience that their talents deserve, and our community a place to be proud of."

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Mr Whiteley (pictured, above) continued: "As a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths) centre of excellence, it has been difficult bringing 21st century technology to life in a building designed at the end of the Second World War.

"Despite this, over the past few years the school has received numerous awards including “Stem school of the year” and “Outstanding Commitment to STEM” awards.

"This new building will help us build on the excellent practice we have in an environment that matches our ambition for the boys.

"Our mission is to ensure that that all members of our school community work together, supporting all students to become lifelong learners and good citizens ready to contribute positively to the wider, diverse community that we inhabit.

"We, in partnership with families, strive to develop strong ambition in each and every student by creating high quality learning opportunities – both inside and outside of the classroom – to develop knowledge, skills and good habits necessary to succeed in a technologically advanced world.

"This will be more easily fulfilled in a building that is designed with this in mind and we are very excited at the prospect."

In total, 61 schools across the UK are to be rebuilt. More than 1,100 throughout the country were nominated.

In October 2020, part of Riverside Primary building’s ceiling collapsed while issues have previously arisen with its heating and kitchen. In a bid to plea for government help, a social media campaign was set up, a petition issued online and a gofundme page managed to secure donations of more than £2,000.

Pupils at the crumbling school also made a slick online video to now outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson, begging him to help them. Their hard work has now paid off with confirmation that the Department for Education will step in at long last.

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FLASHBACK: 'Rebuild Riverside' campaign leader Paul Parsons, Leanne Lynchy, assistant headteacher Faye Benson, Jenny Birch and Kiera Tuck in October 2020. Picture: Craig Manning

The school rebuild projects are being managed and funded by the Department for Education. Meetings will now take place between the Department for Education, the schools and Wirral Council to develop what the rebuilds will look like.

Schools will keep parents at both schools informed about construction plans for the new school facilities as more details become available.

Simone White, Wirral Council's director for children, families and education, said: "I am delighted with the funding decision.

"The work will transform the educational environment children learn in, ensuring all children have access to high quality facilities and activities to help them fulfil their potential."