Students find out about farming

A PRIMARY school agricultural awareness day at the WA College of Agriculture Denmark on September 3 was attended by 230 primary-school children from across the Great Southern.

The visiting teachers and students were greeted by interactive displays showcasing the many facets of agriculture, from beef to wool, aquaculture to farm machinery, and horticulture to automated farming such as a robotic dairy and auto-drafting.

Denmark Primary school students with the cows.
Photo courtesy Denmark ag college

“The day provided an opportunity for teachers to focus on the importance of primary industry and agriculture, and its connection to everyday life,” college principal Kevin Osborne said.

“Understanding where our food comes from is very important, because most children just see processed products on the supermarket shelf.”

Denmark Primary school students at the wool handling. Photo courtesy Denmark ag college.

College students acted as group leaders, demonstrators and guides – all skills they could take with them when they moved into the workplace, Mr Osborne said.

There was a waiting list for next year’s event, so interested primary schools should consider booking students now, by phoning the college on 9848 0200.

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