SNP candidates Jacqueline Cameron and Andy Steel have affirmed the SNP’s commitment to schools in the recently launched SNP Renfrewshire Manifesto 2017.
Both candidates, representing Johnstone South and Elderslie, are keen to highlight this particular pledge which will assist low-income families with the costs of traveling to and from school, as well as School lunches and School clothing for their children.
Jacqueline Cameron said: “To ensure all children get the best start in their education or training it is essential that parents are not left struggling to meet the basics like travel or school lunches or clothing for their children.
“Every child in Renfrewshire has the right to an education and our pledge to develop programmes of support will go some way to ensure no child is excluded from this.”
As well as looking at programmes which will assist children and families with schooling and further education costs, the manifesto will also look at developing a fund that supports talented young people who excel at sports or music.
Andy Steel said: “A recent media investigation found that 9 out of 10 elite athletes in Scotland either came from a private school background or from wealthier state school areas, and generally children from low-income families find it more difficult to access extra-curricular sports and music lessons.
“We hope to develop a fund that can redress that balance and give children with sporting and musical talents in Renfrewshire a chance to excel and achieve their ambitions.”