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Summer fun and cool times at Leyburn State School

4 December 2020

It just got easier to keep cool in Leyburn this summer with the announcement that the Leyburn State School pool will be open to the community on Saturdays during these school holidays.

Thanks to the Queensland Department of Education and Southern Downs Regional Council, the pool will be open between 2pm and 5pm on Saturday 12 and 19 December 2020 and Saturday 2, 9, 16 and 23 January 2021.

Southern Downs Mayor Vic Pennisi said that cooling off at the Leyburn pool this summer break was a great way to escape the heat and encouraged the community to take advantage of the free entry.

“There’s no better way to get through a sweaty day than to cool off and take a refreshing dip at the pool. It’s fantastic that we have again been able to work with the Queensland Department of Education to make the pool available to the community during the school holidays,” Mayor Pennisi said.

“Opening the pool to the public has been very popular in past with Leyburn locals and I am sure everyone will again enjoy it this year.”

The pool will be open with a COVID-19 safety checklist in place and registration will be required upon entry.

Residents are reminded to bring their own personal items such as towels, sunscreen, thongs, swimming aids (such as floaties or kickboards) and hats.

“It’s important to stay sun smart when using the pool so remember to wear a hat and slip, slop and slap!” he said.

The Leyburn pool is located at 34 Peters Street, Leyburn. A fully qualified lifeguard will be supervising and residents will need to take instruction from staff on site.

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