Amongst floods and rising food prices, Kids to Farms hit the road to educate our young students about why supporting Australian agriculture is so vital.
Kids to Farms celebrated National Ag Day on Friday 18th November by taking part in a week-long roadshow across NSW. 3 schools were visited along the NSW coast from 14-16 November, with students learning all about food and fibre through interactive, hands-on activities.
At Wolumla Public School, the whole school took part in stage-specific workshops where students learnt about different foods that can be grown in their own school garden, and planted some seedlings to contribute to their growing vegetable garden. Stage 2 also learnt about the benefits of supporting pollinators, and planted some flower seedlings to help benefit those in their school environment. Kids to Farms would like to thank Bunnings, Batemans Bay, for donating all required equipment to the school, including a greenhouse to help their students raise their seeds and seedlings.
St Ambrose in Raymond Terrace were treated to a whole day experience, with every year group taking part in food production workshops. Pizza and pollinator gardens were planted for the students to observe and care for, and Year 5 designed agricultural robots to help farmers produce more for the world’s growing population. Kids to Farms is grateful for the support of Bunnings, Heatherbrae for their equipment donations and assistance on the day.
On Wednesday 16th November, St Ambrose in Pottsville were treated to more pizza gardens, as well as the planting of seeds to observe growing into food producing plants. St Ambrose has a wonderful school garden already in action, so activities were based around what students could continue to grow in this space, and how to care for their fruit and vegetable plants.
Kids to Farms even extended this National Ag Week roadshow to visit Exeter Public School yesterday, and help students understand more about how they can continue to develop their schools agricultural plot. All students were involved in the planting of various food or pollinating seeds to help their vegetable garden grow. We are grateful to the team at Bunnings, Mittagong, for their support through their donation of equipment and time.
Over the 8 days and 4 schools, nearly 750 students took part in activities that helped them learn about Australia’s food and fibre industries, all at no cost to the schools or their students.
These incursion programs can be run at your school until 30 June 2023, with all programs based around the NSW syllabus and tailored to what your students are learning about in the classroom.
Head to https://kidstofarms.com.au/ for more information and to enquire about an incursion at your school today.