WHEN I woke up at 2.30 am on Tuesday April 21, I knew it was going to be hard to get back to sleep. The day was to be the official ceremony to mark the start of the Brighton transport hub and bypass projects.
FOURTEEN-year-old local junior Ethan Engels, playing his first season with the Old Beach Cricket Club (OBCC) in the Kookaburra Southern Cricket Association, was given the prestigious honour of young cricketer of the year for the 2008/09 season. His season included such great individual efforts as 102 not out and 6/47 (including a hat-trick) against Rokeby in the fourth division. Continue reading “Ethan savours rewards of great season all round”
APRIL was a fantastic month for Brighton Primary School with the school’s athletes performing brilliantly at the recent southern primary athletics carnivals.
The A team of 65 students competed against seven other southern schools and put in a fantastic late effort to win the carnival from Lauderdale and Howrah Primary Schools. Students participated in the normal sprint events, field events such as long jump and vortex, and the traditional relay events. Continue reading “An athletic effort for Brighton Primary”
FORMER Bridgewater High School student Sarah Everett continues to go from strength to strength with her talent. She recently received first prize of $800 and a framed certificate as the national secondary schools winner of a singer-songwriting contest. Continue reading “Our Sarah is a national talent”
GAGEBROOK Primary School Grades 5 and 6 recently visited Hagley farm and some of the students put pen to paper to relay their experiences. Jessica May Knight thought that all of the activities were “heaps of fun”. Another student Brad Stieger said there were “creepy crawlies in the pond” which everyone was able to collect. Continue reading “Youngsters enjoy a day on the farm”
THE first sod has been turned on Tasmania’s largest-ever transport infrastructure projects – the $243-million Brighton bypass and transport hub.
Tasmanian Premier David Bartlett and the Parliamentary Secretary for Government Service Delivery, Senator Mark Arbib, recently inspected the site and turned the first sod on the project – six months ahead of schedule.