Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Closure Just Another Brick in the Wall

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Closure Just Another Brick in the Wall

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STUDENTS have joined the battle to save Wyreema State School from the brink of abandonment by the State Government.

Armed with placards and loud voices, the tight-knit community yesterday rallied in an effort to rescue the school.

The immediate response to Fridayas shock announcement will be the first of many, as all three schools enter crisis mode.

aThe P&C, parents and community are not going to let the doors shut on this fabulous little school without a fight,a parent Leanne Phillips said.

aA dedicated website is being set up, a Facebook page has been created, an online petition created, a community meeting will be held on May 15 and a petition has been placed at the local Wyreema store.a

Charlton State School P&C president Allan Calvert held hope the facility could be saved by alerting government officials to the vast level of industrial growth planned for the area over the coming years.

Charlton parents will meet with Department of Education representatives on Friday. …

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