The young Australian star of controversial Netflix Series 13 Reasons Why, has joined the fight to save her selective Perth high school.
Katherine Langford has accompanied past and present students of Perth Modern in a bid to stop it being turned back into a regular high school.
The Netflix star is now moving to stop the protest against the State Government’s plan to strip the Subiaco School of its academically selective status and relocate lessons for gifted pupils to a high-rise building in the city.
Her fleeting visit comes days after hundreds of students, parents and Perth Modern alumni protested on the steps of Parliament House and presented a 6000-signature petition opposing the Government’s plans to shift gifted students to a high-rise tower by 2020, The West Australian reports.
Langford, who was a national swimmer when she arrived at the school, said Perth Modern played a large role in developing her acting career.
“There was a lot of freedom given, and I think that kind of helped me to explore what I was passionate about,” she told The West.
“It helped me develop, not just as a student but as a person, because I was able to explore different subjects but also pursue them in a way that suited me.
“During my study periods, because there wasn’t a teacher watching me, I would go into the auditorium and write music, or I would study out here on the lawn. I think that sense of freedom was really important.”