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From the Ashes in 3 Days – Upper Mount Gravatt State School

Meeting the Challenge

A devastating fire on Friday the 14th of June at 7:06pm at the Upper Mount Gravatt State School in Queensland was the start of an unforgettable weekend not only for our Fleetwood Queensland team but also the local community who had all been touched by the devastating event and were facing the task of rebuilding their school from the ground up.

None more so than the school’s 500 students, with the blaze gutting eight classrooms directly effecting 200 students from prep to year four.

Fleetwood led the way, working around the clock with the local community, businesses and the Queensland Government’s Department of Education. Providing a range of classroom buildings to ensure students and teachers had a new place to call home.

With over 100 trade staff onsite, working to the early hours of the following Tuesday morning, the school was handed over for students to return to class only missing one day of school throughout the ordeal.

In three days, working around the clock, Upper Mount Gravatt State School began an exciting new future. And Fleetwood Australia is proud of our role in Meeting the Challenge.

With the school now back on its feet and classes back to normal, Fleetwood and the Upper Mount Gravatt State School are grateful to all partners who were part of helping this local community in a time of need.

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