Temperatures plummet, but community cosy
Murray Downs residents are now buffered against biting overnight temperatures. Sleeping bags have been distributed to all the members of the remote Imangara community.
The warm bedding was bought using an Aboriginal Benefit Account grant and delivered to Murray Downs School by the Central Land Council.
Teaching principal Janet Purje said the bedding will insulate people from sleep interrupting chills, and their arrival was a “nice surprise”.
“Each enrolled student and every member of their family received a sleeping bag,” she said. “About 20 bags were allocated by the school.
“Temperatures can plunge to single digit figures at this time of year. But now the children are warm at night.
“I think they will come to school refreshed, and better able to perform.”