Students savour taste of dairy
HUNDREDS of students from across the state have been awarded certificates for completing the Farm Module in the popular Cows Create Careers program.
More than 460 students attended presentation events in Hobart, Burnie and Launceston. This year’s programs included about 21 schools and colleges.
The program aims to increase the awareness of dairy industry careers in a hands-on way.
The program involves students rearing two three-week- old calves at their school and the school is provided with dairy industry curriculum for Years 7 and 8 and Years 9 to 11 at no cost.
The presentation day recognised schools from the regions that had completed the program, including Ulverstone High School, Burnie HS, Parklands HS, Smithton HS, St Brendan Shaw College, Latrobe HS, Don College, Wynyard HS, Circular Head Christian School, Yolla District, Scotch Oakburn College, Cressy District HS, Bracknell Primary School, Launceston Church Grammar School, Deloraine HS, St Mary’s District School, Tasman District School, St Virgil’s College, Jordan River Learning Federation, Bothwell District HS and Dominic College.
Cows Create Careers — Farm Module is a Dairy Australia program.
Since 2006 Dairy Australia has worked with thousands of students, teachers, farmers, industry advocates.
Dairy Australia’s Development — Farm Profit and Capability program Manager, Sally Roberts, said the program was started in 2004 and has now grown to involve more than 245 schools across Australia with 12,000 students.
“By bringing calves into schools, students have fun learning about the different skills required in the dairy industry,” Ms Roberts said.
“Volunteers play a vital role in encouraging and supporting student career decision making.”
More information, www .dairyaustralia.com.au/farm/people/ dairy-education-andcareers.