Rosella students get to play
ROSELLA Park School students will be playing it safe, thanks to a $70,000 donation by Bechtel.
Bechtel Gladstone General Manager Kevin Berg said he was proud to deliver the funding on behalf of the organisation in support of Rosella State School P&C Association's fundraising efforts.
"We know the Parents and Citizens' Association has been working hard to raise the money to replace the playground, so we thought we would make it a bit easier for them with this donation," he said.
"Bechtel is committed to supporting the Gladstone community and helping worthy causes, such as a new playground for these students."
The funding was officially announced at the Police Charity Ball on Saturday night, where Rosella Park Special School was the beneficiary, but students at the school were advised earlier in the week during a fun day hosted by Bechtel.
School captains Graham Cross and Kerrod Glossop were among the students to enjoy the Bechtel fun day at their school.
"It was so much fun, we got to paint our hands and Bechtel let us try on hard hats, like the LNG workers. I am really glad we are going to get our new playground," they said.
School Principal Kate Russ said it had been a long and difficult effort to fundraise for this project.
"This contribution from Bechtel will ensure we are able to purchase our new playground, meaning our students will be able to play safely.
"It is great that we can partner with industry to deliver for our students."
Mr Berg said safety was Bechtel's core value and he was pleased to be able to also apply this value outside of the organisation.