Brigalow State School students will soon have safer school grounds thanks to a CS Energy grant of $15,000 for new and improved fencing for the school’s frontage onto the Warrego Highway.
The grant will enable the school to build a 1.8m high and 90 metre long Colorbond fence in front of the school’s main building and playground, which will replace the existing lower wire fence.
CS Energy Chairman Jim Soorley and CEO Martin Moore visited the school today to present a cheque for the new fence and meet staff and students. Also in attendance was Kogan Creek Power Station General Manager Phil Matha, who has visited the school on a number of occasions.
Mr Soorley said CS Energy’s donation aligned with its principal value of safety and its commitment to support the local communities that host its operations.
“After visiting Brigalow State School today I can understand why they identified the need to replace their existing fence with something higher and more solid,” Mr Soorley said.
“We heard how large objects have sometimes come off trucks and other vehicles as they pass the school, which has resulted in some school areas being declared out of bounds for student safety.
“The new fence will provide a safety barrier, improve privacy and ensure no students can climb out of the school grounds onto the roadside area.”
Acting Brigalow State School Principal Cecilia Dickman said the new fence would also reduce road noise and provide a more aesthetically pleasing appearance for the front of the school.
“The Brigalow School is extremely grateful for the partnership we have formed with CS Energy, and are appreciative for their support,” Mrs Dickman said. “The addition of this fence will have a considerable impact on the safety and privacy for our students, both current and future. Thank you CS Energy.”