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Premier Gladys Berejiklian visits Bomaderry Highschool

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Premier Gladys Berejiklian has continued with her visit to the South Coast, stopping off at Bomaderry High School to talk up a $77,000 investment into air conditioning for the school.

The library and classrooms are without air conditioning, meaning students have to swelter through the summer months.

Ms Berejiklian says it's important for the students.

"We know on days like this when it's hot, students need to be in a comfortable environment and teachers as well, the whole school community", Ms Berejiklian said.

"This is part of our half a billion dollar program in New South Wales to make sure that schools that don't have air conditioning get that vital air conditioning", she said.

The air con will be powered by solar panels with students to be educated on the importance of renewable energy.

Student Jessica Weekly is on board with the idea.

"I know how hard it is to be part of a public school that often is quite disadvantaged in terms of their resources and opportunities and having this air conditioning and the revamp of our library is particularly exciting", Ms Weekly said.

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