The Ferny Report

Monthly news from Mark Furner M.P. - State Member for Ferny Grove

Mark Furner MP

Local coding champion wins challenge

William Broadhurst from Ferny Grove State High School has taken out the Years 7 to 8 Individual Category for Python/HTML/Javascript in the 2019 Premier’s Coding Challenge.

Ferny Grove State High School was the host school for the Premier’s Coding Challenge awards ceremony this year with Minister Grace Grace on hand to present William with his award.

The theme was #cybersafeqld as safety online is just as important as digital literacy itself. Coding and programming have become vital skills for the modern workforce and the Palaszczuk Government is committed to skilling young people for the jobs of the future.

This is the second year in a row a Ferny Grove State High School Student has taken out this prestigious award.

With the new $22 million STEM Centre of Excellence opening at the school next year, the development of next generation skills in Ferny Grove is on track to deliver for our local students.

Future town planner

Grovely State School Preppy and future town planner, Nate Haslam received my newsletter and was so excited to see the planned $7.5 million upgrades on Samford Road, he wrote to my office with his own suggestions – and provided a map to boot!

I sent the map off to the Transport Minister’s office and the Department of Transport and Main Roads were so impressed with young Nate’s work, they came out to Grovely State School to conduct a mini workshop and thank him personally.

When I was at the school, I was informed that Nate has already helped to plan new signage for Grovely State School’s newly completed car park which was delivered earlier this year.

Mark Furner MP with Grovely State School Preppy and future town planner Nate Haslam

Storm and Fire Season

Please ensure you have a safe and happy Christmas and New Year this season by making sure you secure the loose items around your home and have an emergency plan in place if the worst happens.

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