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Abbot Point Operations turns up the volume for Bowen students

Abbot Point Operations turns up the volume for Bowen students

Abbot Point Operations turns up the volume for Bowen students

7 October 2021

Abbot Point Operations has turned up the volume for Bowen students, providing a donation as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility Program to Bowen State School to purchase six state-of-the-art ‘Front Row Hearing’ speaker systems, supporting students who suffer hearing difficulties.

The speaker systems are designed to amplify and clarify teachers’ voices so hearing-impaired students can actively participate in classroom learning.

Abbot Point Operations General Manager, Allan Brown, said that the investment into assisted learning for students in Bowen was an investment into the future of the community.

"We are eager to be support the people and families of Bowen who also support our operations.

“These speaker systems will help set these kids up for success by keeping them engaged in learning and able to hear their teachers when they are in class.

“Supporting Bowen State School in this project, provides an opportunity for us to invest in the well-being of our young community members, ensuring that hearing impaired children are afforded the same opportunities to hear and learn that other students sometimes take for granted,” Mr Brown said.

Bowen State School Principal Christien Payne said that Abbot Point Operations’ support will really make a different to the children of Bowen State School.

“We believe that these systems will be extremely beneficial to all 120 Prep and Year One students at Bowen State School,” said Mr. Payne.

“The purchase of the Front Row Hearing systems means that our young students will be less likely to miss critical information when they are learning, and our teachers will also be saving their voices from strain.”

APO’s Corporate Social Responsibility Program provides significant funding each year to community groups, organisations and initiatives in the Whitsunday Regional Council communities of Bowen and Collinsville. Since 2017, more than $1.2 million has been awarded under the program.

To find out more about APO’s community partnership program, visit