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George Greenaway and Holly elementary schools receive seismic upgrades


Two elementary schools in the Surrey School District are a little safer, thanks to the completion of seismic upgrades to improve safety for students and staff.

George Greenaway Elementary and Holly Elementary celebrated their new seismic upgrades Monday morning, made possible with $21.4 million in funding from the provincial government. The two schools are among six schools in the district to receive provincial funding for seismic upgrades since September 2017, totalling $57 million and giving more than 4,100 students a safer place to learn.

“Every child deserves to learn in a safe learning environment,” said Laurie Larsen, Chair of the Surrey Board of Education. “The seismic upgrades at both George Greenaway and Holly Elementary schools are critical in ensuring the safety of our students in the event of an earthquake.

“The progress on both of these projects brings us closer to our goal of having all students in our district in seismically safe schools as soon as possible.”

Learn more about the other new and expanded schools planned in Surrey

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