This week, five Logan schools have been given a generous donation to help students have more opportunities to learn.
Brian Harris, on behalf of himself and his late wife Myra, has given each shcool $40,000 to expand the horizons of students learning in these schools.
Mabel Park State School, Woodridge State School, Mabel Park State High School, Logan City Special School, and Berrinba East State School were chosen by Mr Harris to receive the money from the Myra Harris Memorial Fund.
“Principal, Trent Cowley was presented with a cheque for $40,000 as a donation to our school,” a spokesperson from Mabel Park State High School said.
“This very generous donation was gifted to us from local living legend, Brian Harris. Brian and his late wife, Myra Harris have been long term supporters of our school and wanted to make a difference in the lives of the students in our school and our local community.
“The $40,000 will go toward helping students to afford laptops to help in their studies.”
Myra Harris, who passed away at age 93 in January 2022, ran the local Legacy Care Group for 25 years which met monthly at Diggers Services Club for lunch and fellowship.
Myra Was President of the Women Auxiliary of Logan RSL for eight years and they were both heavily involved in the local ex-service community for many years.
“Principal Steve Kanowski accepted this generous donation that will be used to further develop our school-based Community Hub to ensure Brian and Myra’s vision of every student having every opportunity comes true,” a spokesperson from Berrinba East State School said.
Brian decided to donate this money to specified schools in her memory.
“Myra wanted all local children in the area to have every opportunity,” said Brian Harris.
Principal, Julie Canham from Woodridge State School accepted the cheque from Mr Harris.
“The $40,000 will go toward upgrading our Prep area with a pirate ship playground and Brian let us know that he had been in the navy and that it was a fitting tribute,” said a spokesperson for Woodridge State School.