A PUBLIC survey into the government’s plans to build eight new schools in Gibraltar has been launched by independent MP Lawrence Llamas.

The survey contains 51 questions but will take no longer than 15 minutes to complete.

It aims to consult the public on issues including co-education, the school year re-alignment and hot school lunches.

Individual questions will also be tailored to reflect the concerns of parents about specific schools.

Llamas hopes the results of his survey will allow him to better understand the needs of everyday Gibraltarians and hold the government to account over problems.

“I’d like to invite as many people as possible to join me in creating a new and dynamic way of doing politics in Gibraltar – in a respectful, reasonable, sensible and safe manner,” Llamas told the Gibraltar Olive Press.

“I’m keen to harvest and collate the data gathered and present it to the government.

“I am hopeful that this initiative will give us, in particular teachers, parents and students a voice which I can amplify by highlighting what we think is great, what we think needs re-thinking and how we would like to see things improved.”

The survey can be found on https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/gibeducation and is available for completion until January 31.