Beaudesert Rotary Club donates air conditioners to school

Beaudesert Rotary Club member Keith Reinke with high school students Antoinette Laurier and Bayden Hart, (back) Dylan Martin, Kalem Barry and Karmyn Armytage. Photos: Jocelyn Garcia
Beaudesert Rotary Club member Keith Reinke with high school students Antoinette Laurier and Bayden Hart, (back) Dylan Martin, Kalem Barry and Karmyn Armytage. Photos: Jocelyn Garcia

SCHOOL students are studying in the cool with new air conditioners thanks to a Beaudesert Rotary Club’s fundraising efforts.

The club raised about $10,000 from selling raffle tickets to purchase two new air conditioners for a classroom in Beaudesert State High School’s E Block.

Club member Keith Reinke said he felt it was important to provide the school with essential equipment for students.

“I’ve got grandchildren here at the school and I know how hard it is to study in hot temperatures in a room,” he said.

Beaudesert Rotary Club member Keith Reinke with high school students Antoinette Laurier and Bayden Hart, (back) Dylan Martin, Kalem Barry and Karmyn Armytage. Photos: Jocelyn Garcia

Beaudesert Rotary Club member Keith Reinke with high school students Antoinette Laurier and Bayden Hart, (back) Dylan Martin, Kalem Barry and Karmyn Armytage. Photos: Jocelyn Garcia

Mr Reinke said students could now focus on their studies in comfort with one less thing to worry about in a classroom.

Beaudesert State High School sent a letter of thanks to the club to show their appreciation of the gesture.

As well as the boost in equipment, the school is expected to receive funds to install pedestrian lights on Mount Lindesay Highway to improve road safety.

Works are expected to begin in the 2017-18 and 2018-19 financial years.