Ag pro­gram for stu­dents

Isis Town and Country - - Kolan News -

GIN Gin State High School has cel­e­brated the ad­di­tion of more than 100ha of ad­join­ing pad­dock to ex­pand its agri­cul­tural cur­ricu­lum.

The ex­tra land will en­able stu­dents to gain skills in an­i­mal hus­bandry, par­tic­u­larly with a range of beef cat­tle ex­pe­ri­ences, en­vi­ron­men­tal con­trols and in­fra­struc­ture man­age­ment.

The launch of the next stage of this cur­ricu­lum was con­ducted by Min­is­ter for Agri­cul­ture Leanne Don­ald­son while CrWayne Honor spoke on be­half of Bund­aberg Re­gional Coun­cil about the im­por­tance of the devel­op­ment to the ed­u­ca­tion of stu­dents in the Gin Gin com­mu­nity.

The cer­e­mony ear­lier this month was at­tended by mem­bers of staff, stu­dents, the Gin Gin Steer­ing Al­liance and in­dus­try part­ners, with Pro­fes­sor Wendy Fasso from CQU Bund­aberg demon­strat­ing dig­i­tal tech­nol­ogy op­por­tu­ni­ties for the school.

The school is work­ing in partnership with CQU and other schools in the area to de­velop fur­ther op­por­tu­ni­ties and part­ner­ships in this area and the en­hance­ment of STEM and dig­i­tal tech­nolo­gies will as­sist stu­dents to be work and in­dus­try-ready for the fu­ture.

School prin­ci­pal Robin Rayner thanked those in at­ten­dance for their sup­port.

“This ad­di­tion to the re­sources of Gin Gin State High School re­flects the strong com­mu­nity part­ner­ships the school has,” she said.

“The school is re­spon­sive to the work­force needs of this area and the im­por­tance of all stu­dents gain­ing an un­der­stand­ing of food and fi­bre pro­duc­tion and of eco­nomic and en­vi­ron­men­tal sus­tain­abil­ity.”

There were also some spe­cial guests in at­ten­dance, with Drought­mas­ter cat­tle from Tar­alinga Stud at the launch to demon­strate the qual­ity of the fa­cil­i­ties.

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