Lit­tle bit of coun­try comes to the city

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Health -

BASSENDEAN Pri­mary School stu­dents got a taste of farm life last week, thanks to the Royal Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety of WA.

Part of the so­ci­ety’s FarmEd school pro­gram, they brought an­i­mals and per­formed The Coun­try Life, a pro­duc­tion of songs, dance and pup­petry to pro­mote agri­cul­ture and ca­reers in the sec­tor.

The per­for­mance fol­lows city girl Janet when she takes off to the Wheat­belt.

Royal Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety pres­i­dent Rob Wil­son said the pro­duc­tion aimed to play a role in get­ting rid of the ur­ban and ru­ral di­vide.

“It also gives stu­dents some un­der­stand­ing and ap­pre­ci­a­tion of the role of agri­cul­ture in the na­tion’s econ­omy and future,” he said.

The pro­gram came about as a re­sponse to national re­search that showed chil­dren had lit­tle idea where their food came from.

The Coun­try Life vis­its Christ Church Gram­mar School on Au­gust 30

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