STUDENTS TAKE ON HOOF AND HOOK COMPETITION
SEVEN members of our show team, plus seven animals, as well as Mr Amery, Miss Ross and Miss Hayward, went along to the Hoof and Hook competition in Nanango recently.
There were many entrants in the junior handler events. Lachlan Doessel made it through his heat and eventually placed sixth overall in his age group.
Aiden Dotta placed fourth in his intermediate age group.
The experienced group was very hotly contested and highly competitive.
Brian Smith, Elleana Caswell and Stephanie Flint all competed in the Year 9 and 10 age group. Stephanie made it into the final and eventually won this age group.
Thursday started with the novice handler competition and Chloe Scanlan and Alana Doessel both competing in the Year 7 and 8 age group.
Chloe made it into the final and eventually won her class.
All our students competed in the junior judging competition, with Brian Smith taking home a ribbon for second place in the Year 9 and 10 experienced category.
We were also very pleased to be placed sixth in the team herdsman awards, not bad considering we were one of the smallest teams.
Stephanie was also one of four students selected out of 250 for an individual herdsman prize.
Lachlan Doessel also received the encouragement award for all of the Year 9 students.
This was a fantastic event and the final show event for the school year.
It was great to see the students having fun and enjoying the competition.
They represented the school and their families well.
LAST term, students in the textiles elective experimented with various techniques including felting.
Wet felting involved vigorous physical handling of the yarn.
Needle felting allowed the addition of finer details.
The finished products showed tremendous artistic flair.
This term the students have been learning about chenilling and their works in progress are exhibiting great creativity.
ABOVE: Proston State School students created an amazing felted fox. RIGHT: A beautiful example combined wet and needle felting. Stephanie Flint won the Year 9 and 10 handler competition. of TOP EFFORT: Elleana Caswell and Chloe Scanlan are very proud of their work. Brian Smith leads one of Proston State School’s cattle.