New science labs at high school

CONSIDERING the popularity of science subjects, an upgrade of laboratories at Coffs Harbour High School will have the next wave of young Einsteins excited.

The Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli has announced that the school will benefit from the State Government's budget with refurbishments of its science facilities.

"Work on this project will start in the 2011/12 financial year and is expected to be complete by the middle of next year," Minister Piccoli said.

"Once completed, the new facilities will provide a modern and innovative space for students to learn about science."

He said science is a popular area of study for high school students and the State Government is improving the facilities in which students learn about how our world works.

"In the 2010 Higher School Certificate, 45% of students studied at least one science subject, with biology the fourth most popular subject and chemistry the eighth."

Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser has welcomed the funding announcement.

"In 2011/12, the Government is spending $640 million on new and continuing capital works projects at NSW public schools," Mr Fraser said.

"This is fantastic news for students and teachers at Coffs Harbour High School."

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