Study Reveals Hazelwood Mine Fire Impact On Specialist School Students

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Study Reveals Hazelwood Mine Fire Impact On Specialist School Students Hazelwood Power Station image courtesy of Wikipedia user Mriya

The Hazelwood Health Study has released new research into the effects of the 2014 Hazelwood Mine Fire on a specialist school in the area, which had to relocate during the 6-week period. 

The research found students and staff suffered increased anxiety and stress levels. Students experienced a reduced sense of safety, resulting in a drop in attendance and work completion; while teachers had reduced access to teaching resources and spent more time dealing with behavioral issues. 

Researchers highlighted the importance of specialist schools having a backup teaching site in case another disaster causes the need for relocation in future.

The Hazelwood Mine Fire affected thousands of residents in nearby towns and burned for 45 days. 

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