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6 August, 2022

Small school hall set for big changes

A SMALL school of community minded staff and students will now have access to a new projector, fixed screen, stage and lighting for their school hall to host community movie nights, trivia nights and special events.

Yungaburra State School students Asher Brennan, Alex Brown, Sophia Wallace, Ella Herborn and Hugo Herborn are excited to have a brand new stage to replace their current one they are standing on, as well as a projector, screen and lights.

Yungaburra State School has always opened its doors to the community, allowing them to work and play in a comfortable and accessible space. 

The P&C applied for the grant through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund and hopes it will make the hall more “useable” for community groups and students.

Yungaburra State School principal Jo McDougall said she was pleased to hear the news and could not wait to put the grant to good use, with plans to begin renovating in the coming months. 

“At present, our hall is currently used by Lakeside Community Church on a Sunday and Tablelands Netball on a Monday, it is regularly used for elections and there have been times where community groups have also hired the hall for various events,” she said. 

“The school regularly uses the hall for parades, celebrations and events such as Under 8’s Day, Year six presentations, Twilight Treats (celebrations of music and the arts), school discos and more. 

“By upgrading the facilities, it increases opportunities for our hall to be used by the community and to host even more events such as community movie nights, trivia nights and special events.

“External sensor lighting will also ensure we can host evening events and guarantee safety for everyone attending.”

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