Thank you for sup­port

Isis Town and Country - - Opinion -

THE Childers and Dis­trict Fruit and Veg­etable Grow­ers' As­so­ci­a­tion Inc would like to take the op­por­tu­nity to say a heart­felt thank you for the mas­sive sup­port most mem­bers of the Childers com­mu­nity have given to us in re­cent months while we have been try­ing to fight for the agri­cul­tural ed­u­ca­tion of our young peo­ple at the Isis Dis­trict State High School. Af­ter months of frus­tra­tion and tears there has been a com­pro­mise be­tween the coun­cil and Ed­u­ca­tion Queens­land. While it is a sig­nif­i­cant com­pro­mise, it is still not the great­est – but our young peo­ple will be able to con­tinue hav­ing the an­i­mals at the school and will be able to com­plete their cer­tifi­cate 2. I would like to thank San­dra Webb, Tracey Jackson, Al­lan Cook, Julie Green, Bund­aberg Fruit and Veg­etable Grow­ers, Grow­com, Deb­bie Wil­liamson, and Mary Walsh OAM – but mostly the mem­bers of the com­mu­nity of Childers who have rang me, hugged me, dried my tears and en­cour­aged me to fight on. To the mem­bers of our as­so­ci­a­tion: thank you for your trust in me. Our works with the ag sec­tion of our high school and the pri­mary schools that feed into the high school will con­tinue. The win­ners here are our stu­dents – the young peo­ple who have shown how much they love ag/ru­ral stud­ies and the same young peo­ple have been feel­ing very, very sad since the pens have started to come down. I understand there has been a lot of tears and angst among the stu­dents who had al­ready elected to be­come part of the ag stud­ies, I hope we have been able to show you that we care. We care about you and your ed­u­ca­tion and we will be there to sup­port this pro­gram and you into the fu­ture. Thank you to those who gave us any sup­port – we do so ap­pre­ci­ate it all on be­half of our stu­dents. Donna Duncan OAM Childers

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