Melville Times - - Opinion -

I WRITE to ex­press my con­cerns about the La­bor Party’s plans for the school I am cur­rently at­tend­ing.

I am a Year 8 stu­dent at Perth Mod­ern School and I re­ally en­joy the fact that I study there, the great teach­ers and friends I have made and the aca­demic awards I have won.

The school is re­ally sup­port­ive and has an ex­tremely friendly en­vi­ron­ment and I couldn’t imag­ine go­ing to an­other high school.

I am very proud of my school’s long and vivid history and na­tional her­itage, all the great stu­dents and teach­ers it has had over the years and all its old, great build­ings.

I was com­pletely shocked when I heard that the La­bor Party had plans to move the school to a high­rise build­ing, ef­fec­tively tak­ing Perth Mod’s proud and trea­sured past away from us.

What will hap­pen to our school when we are moved away? Who will in­herit our name, our build­ings, our story?

Also, as you may al­ready know, the school is plan­ning to build a new multi-pur­pose au­di­to­rium, rais­ing money through nu­mer­ous fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties, many of which I par­tic­i­pated in. If the school is moved, what will be­come of these plans?

As much as I en­joy my stud­ies, I also cher­ish the mo­ments when I run around or stretch my­self on the grass dur­ing break-time, kick a ball dur­ing sport or read or just re­lax and en­joy my beau­ti­ful sur­round­ings.

I be­lieve that we have full right to stay just as we are, keep­ing our history and keep our name.

I want our school to con­tinue to flour­ish and pro­duce sci­en­tists, math­e­ma­ti­cians, doc­tors and mu­si­cians for our coun­try.

We are Perth Mod­ern School, and we will act to keep it that way. ARTHUR CASPELHERR, Year 8 stu­dent at Perth Mod­ern School.

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