Dec 03, 2020

Miner helps cultivate ag science education

Miner helps cultivate ag science education Moranbah State High School students at the agricultural precinct.

Moranbah State High School has received a $30,000 grant from Anglo American to help upgrade facilities for students studying agricultural science. 

Moranbah SHS acting principal Leigh Dyer thanked Anglo American for its ongoing support of the Moranbah community and said the funding would deliver an enhanced learning experience for the students. 

“Our school aims to provide students with multiple career options and agriculture is an essential industry for Moranbah and the local economy,” she said.

“This donation from Anglo American has already contributed to improvements at our agricultural precinct which includes raised garden beds, a chook pen and a yarning circle for students to discuss ideas.

Anglo American social performance manager Lynda Pollock said the company was committed to building better educational outcomes in mining communities under its Sustainable Mining Plan. 

“Diversified economies are critical to the regional communities where we operate, and this grant was a good opportunity for us to support the school and their students who are interested in a career in agriculture,” Ms Pollock said.

Anglo American invested $2.83 billion with Queensland suppliers last financial year – about 77 percent of total expenditure in Australia – and paid $463 million in royalties to the Queensland Government. It supported more than 5800 jobs and $1.28 billion in wages across Australia.