ONE of the State’s most innovative farmers, Richard Weston of Brighton, says Tasmania has the opportunity to create a true agricultural and horticultural school of excellence through the expansion of the current Jordan River Learning Federation School Farm on a new and larger site.
Richard Weston says by relocating the School Farm from the Brighton township, to a new site alongside other working farms in the nearby district, would open up tremendous opportunities for students and great outcomes for them and the farming community.
BRIGHTON Council engineers are working on traffic and parking solutions for the development of the promised Brighton High School on the current site of the Jordan River Learning Federation School Farm.
The site is ideal for the new high school, in the centre of the Brighton township, enabling students to walk or cycle, and the land is already owned by the Education Department, reducing the capital cost of the project.
FOLLOWING on from the release of the vision for the future of education in the Brighton municipality, we have received a range of positive comments from community members, supporting Council’s policy.
The local farming community, parents, teachers and local businesses have supported the development of the promised new high school within the Brighton township and the relocation of the Jordan River Learning Federation School Farm to a bigger and better site on the Brighton outskirts. Continue reading “Relocation of School Farm a ‘no-brainer’”