Flinders Ports congratulated Port Lincoln High School for winning the We are Ports competition and for its students gaining an understanding on how their local port operates.
The We are Ports program is linked to the Australian National Curriculum for year 9 ‘Geographies of Interconnections’ and looks at how people and goods are connected throughout the world through our ports.
Students use geography skills to explore why their port is an important part of interconnecting places, trade and consumption.
High school principal Greg Barry said it was a chance for students to learn that work at the port was “real work” and an important part of Port Lincoln’s history.
As part of the program schools can also take part in a competition where students can enter a presentation on information relating to their port.
The high school was selected as the 2017 competition winner and received a $1500 prize at the end of term four.
“We put a powerpoint presentation together on the port and what imports and exports go through the port each year, including tuna, oysters from Coffin Bay and grain from Lower Eyre Peninsula farmers,” year 9 student Brett Woolford said.