Capricornia MP Kirsten Livermore with Rockhampton North Special School student Ohnja Cloudy in the school’s new sensory room.
Capricornia MP Kirsten Livermore with Rockhampton North Special School student Ohnja Cloudy in the school’s new sensory room. Sharyn Oneill

New school library one for senses

OHNJA Cloudy's eyes lit up as he took in the sights of Rockhampton North Special School's new library and sensory room.

The student is among those who will benefit from the school

receiving $925,000 under the National School Pride (NSP) program and Primary Schools for the 21st Century (P21) element of the Building Education Revolution.

The Iwasaki Foundation also donated $50,000 to fund the purchase of items for the sensory room.

The new facilities were opened on Friday by Member for Capricornia Kirsten Livermore.

“The library is being named in honour of Michelle Clarke, a great and respected member of staff who sadly passed away last year following a long battle with breast cancer,” Ms Livermore said.

The $1.28 billion NSP program is providing funding to more than 9400 schools in every state and territory for minor infrastructure and refurbishment.

The $14.1 billion Primary Schools for the 21st Century (P21) element is providing funding to more than 7900 primary schools in every state and territory for major new infrastructure.



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