ABOUT 250 Perth Modern students and parents gathered at Parliament this afternoon, protesting against the proposed move of their school to a high-rise building in the CBD.
“We want a place where breeze isn’t supplied by the vents of an air conditioner,” year 8 student Abhinav Givinday said.
Parents say they have not been consulted, and object to no playing fields at the CityLink site.
A 6000-signature petition has been given to the Opposition to table in Parliament next month.
Under the plan, Perth Modern would become a general high school to cope with a lack of new State school classrooms in the western suburbs.
However, parents are concerned about the health of students at any inner-city school without grounds, and at which elevators are used to get to class rooms
The petition also asks for consultation, and for evidence-based strategies to be used to plan high schools.
Education Minister Sue Ellery has been contacted.