Yarwun school students Simon Thomas school principal and teachers with safety glasses
Yarwun school students Simon Thomas school principal and teachers with safety glasses Contributed

Support for school

LOTS of fresh fruit and some serious science equipment are two things a good school should have.

Last week QR National donated equipment and a year's worth of fresh fruit to students at Yarwun State School.

QR National's Simon Thomas, attended a school assembly to present the students with safety glasses for their science classes, cupboards to store science equipment and gift cards to purchase fruit each month for a year.

Mr Thomas said the donation was a practical way of helping students at the school.

"QR National is committed to community safety, education and health and wellbeing, so we're very pleased to support the Yarwun State School in these priority areas," Mr Thomas said.

"The fruit promotes healthy eating habits among the students and the glasses and cupboards will assist with ensuring a safe and tidy science class."

Yarwun State School acting principal Ruth Machen thanked QR National for its support and said the school was very pleased to have established an ongoing relationship with the company.

"Our students are thrilled to be involved in a healthy eating program. Unfortunately not every family can access fresh fruit each day and the monthly sponsorship will mean that no child will go without a piece of fresh fruit each day," Ms Machen said.

She said the support 8 demonstrated commitment.

Mr Thomas used the opportunity to deliver a rail safety presentation to the students, during which he highlighted the dangers of rail crossings and construction sites.

"Through our work with the school QR National can help educate children to stay away from trains, construction sites and be safe in the community," he said.



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