Ag program for students
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.