HANDS OFF OUR BELOVED SCHOOL
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.