NOSTALGIA: Flood devastates science block

Nostalgia - Banovallum School science block after burst water pipe
Nostalgia - Banovallum School science block after burst water pipe

We’re looking back to 1996 for this week’s ‘Those Were the Days...’ and on the first front page of the year Banovallum School was dealt a blow after water from burst pipes devastated the school’s hi-tech science block.

A number of schools in the area were affected after mains pipes froze and burst after a cold spell.

Banovallum was the worst-hit school with extensive damage to all classrooms in the recently built science and technology block where a deluge from burst pipes brought down ceilings.