Job hopes boosted
SOUTHERN Cross School K-12 student Jaye Huxley fancies himself as a film-maker.
And the Year 9 student will be able to further his knowledge after the school last Friday opened its state-of-the-art film production unit and digital darkroom.
"It'll open up other opportunities," Jaye said. The new unit, which is housed in two rooms, has 18 new computers, cameras and the latest in film creation and photo management software.
The equipment was bought with an $8000 Federal Government Investing in Our Schools grant. The school's Parents and Citizens Association applied for the grant.
Principal John Baker said the new facilities would increase the employment prospects of students in the media industry as well as significantly advance the learning environment for the school.
The facilities will be utilised by students in Year 5 and above, with students from feeder schools Tintenbar-Teven Public and Lennox Head Public able to use the facilities.
They will be able to create a film DVD, animation and digitally enhance photographs.