Girls Grammar School undergoes facelift
ROCKHAMPTON Girls Grammar School students returning from holidays were greeted by bulldozers and demolition as the historic school undergoes a dramatic facelift.
Built in 1969, the school's McKeague Hall is being transformed from a tired assembly space to a 21st Century dance and performing arts hub.
The upgrade will see the addition of a large stage, seating for 350 people, air-conditioning, improved acoustics and the latest lighting and audiovisual technology.
A new outdoor learning area is also being created after a large donation from the Max and Margaret Littleton, whose daughter attended the school.
Littleton Plaza will be built in memory of the Littleton's daughter and granddaughter, who passed away after a car accident.
Principal Melinda Scash said the upgraded hall and new plaza were a wonderful addition to the school.
"The school community is humbled by the generosity of the Littleton gift," she said.
"Students are very excited about having purpose-planned flexible spaces to showcase the performing arts."
The facilities will be opened on the school's Foundation Day, on April 30.