June 27, 2018
Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington says she’s pleased to see the Year 4 and 5 students of Blackbutt State School have finally got a new classroom.
The classroom was officially opened at the school on Thursday.
Mrs Frecklington said she lobbied the State Government in 2016 to highlight the urgent need for facility upgrades and request funding for renewal of old buildings.
“When I visited Blackbutt SS in late 2016, I saw first-hand the difficult and cramped conditions in several of the classrooms,” Mrs Frecklington said.
“The old, demountable-style classroom block had to go, and I wrote to the Education Department requesting urgent consideration of funding.
“It was great news when $250,000 was secured in June 2017 to make the upgrades a reality.
“It’s wonderful to be here for the official opening and see how happy the students and teachers are in their new surroundings.
“It’s also a boost for the Blackbutt community and demonstrates that children from our region deserve the best facilities available.
“I would like to congratulate Principal Gayle Williamson on her work to bring this to fruition.
“The new Year 4 and 5 classroom has air-conditioning, is colourful and modern. I know the students and teachers will excel in this fantastic learning environment.”