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Students 'go global' in library

Year 1’s Acacia Cutts ready to read a story to Year 12 student Joshua Sewell, Sen Hogg and Principal Sauvageot.
Year 1’s Acacia Cutts ready to read a story to Year 12 student Joshua Sewell, Sen Hogg and Principal Sauvageot. Karleila Thomsen

THE Federal Government committed almost $1 million to Hervey Bay Christian College for new facilities because it believed in "our most precious asset" - the children.

With those words Senator John Hogg unveiled the school's new library and multipurpose hall yesterday.

The funds for the project were supplied under the government's Building the Education Revolution (BER) scheme.

Hervey Bay Christian College principal Steven Sauvageot said the new facilities had already improved student performance.

"The library's 25 new computers has allowed students to go global and they have even worked with other students in Texas<" he said.

"Teachers can bring so many resources into their lessons now, they can bring the students into the library and the world is their textbook."

Mr Sauvageot said the multipurpose hall had benefited the wider community, with basketball associations and Queensland flood relief efforts already making use of the hall.

The school has plans to extend the new library and the multi-purpose hall is expected to be fully completed within the next three years.

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