Local kids name hospital cranes

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Garran Primary School pupils who helped name two cranes supporting the Canberra Hospital expansion.

A group of pupils from Garran Primary School celebrated the official naming of the two electric tower cranes at work on the new Critical Services building of the Canberra Hospital expansion.

Following a public vote of 12 name submissions made by students at Garran Elementary School, the winning names are ‘Lightning McCrane’ and ‘Cranosaurus’.

These cranes play an important role in moving heavy or bulky materials such as steel, concrete, machinery and other items on the construction site.

Principal of Garran Primary School, Jenny Priest, says the partnership with the ACT government has been greatly appreciated by the pupils.

“It has been a fun and educational initiative for our students,” Ms. Priest said.

“It was a great opportunity to learn about the building and the essential health services that are being built right next to our school.

“We were also able to publicly thank the students for their creativity by coming up with two perfect names for the cranes that tower over our facilities.

This is not the first time that pupils from Garran Primary School have contributed to the Canberra Hospital expansion project.

Aspiring artists from last year’s freshman class currently have their works displayed on fences around the project site.

One of the works of art displayed on the fences surrounding the construction site of the Canberra Hospital expansion.Image: One of the artwork displayed on the fences surrounding the construction site of the Canberra Hospital expansion.

The artwork features students’ interpretations of what it means to take care of their health and how the hospital’s new essential services building will help the community when completed in 2024.

Visit the ACT Government website to find out more about the Canberra Hospital expansion.

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