Students rate Allora
A FRIENDLY and safe little town was how coastal teens described the best little town on the Downs this week.
Year 12 Robina State High School geography students visited Allora on Wednesday, the eighth year of seniors from their school to study the region for their projects on sustainability.
Teacher Cate Buckingham said the students visited Maydan Feedlot, chatted to residents on the streets of Allora, interviewed Allora school students and explored two farms in the region.
“We wanted a community that was small, not coastal, at a distance but not too far away and we stumbled on Allora,” Mrs Buckingham said.
“Some students wouldn’t have been in places like this before.”
In the students’ field of study they had to determine whether they thought the area was sustainable from the facts they gathered during the day.
Student Chloe Tory said she loved the nice little town and said she hoped to stay there some time.
“It is really community based. I really like it,” Chloe said.
Her friend, Courtney Flint, agreed and said she felt a lot safer while walking around the town and would be more inclined to do so rather than drive, like she would at Robina.
“The town is doing really well. You have everything you need here,” Courtney said.
For their project they all agreed Allora was most definitely sustainable and left the Allora eager to explore Shirley Cornhill’s farm at Goomburra.