Lowood State High School students Lillian McKenzie and Jordan Casanovas will go head to head in the final State of Origin to raise funds to get air conditioners in their classrooms.
Lowood State High School students Lillian McKenzie and Jordan Casanovas will go head to head in the final State of Origin to raise funds to get air conditioners in their classrooms. Ali Kuchel

Lowood gets behind air-conditioned classrooms

IF there's one thing Lowood High School students would welcome with open arms, it's air conditioners in their classrooms.

And that's exactly what the P and C committee is fundraising for during tonight's final State of Origin game.

From 7pm, locals, friends, families and students can catch the game on a big screen at the Lowood State High School sports hall for a small donation.

With drinks (non-alcoholic) and nibbles on offer, it's the final chance to watch the origin this year.

School Student Representitive Council President Lillian McKenzie said the winter months weren't a problem at school, but summer could be challenging.

"It can be hard to concentrate," she said.

"I know we won't be here when the air conditioners are installed, but it's for the future students."

Year 12 student Jordan Casanovas said during summer it just felt muggy.

Currently, 11 classrooms are air-conditioned, but 34 are reliant on windows, fans and mother nature.

P and C president Sharon McKenzie said over the past few years the Lowood community had grown, with the school only taking in students in the catchment area.

"With cooler classrooms the students will be able to concentrate in our hot Queensland summers, so enhancing their learning opportunities," Sharon said.

A school spokesperson said the staff and students fully supported the initiative.

"It will be more comfort for students and staff," the spokesperson said.


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