|Marni working on our blog|
Our team is made up of a rather wide variety of students. There are the intelligent, the artistic and the just plain silly. Never the less, everything runs like clockwork and all goes to plan. We have all extremely enjoyed Archibull and hope to do it again next year.
Ashlee: Bubbly year 10 student who can't stop laughing. "I am artistic and the leader of the art team! I enjoy Doctor Who and am a huge fan of Anime. I think that agriculture is fun and a vital industry for the future."
"I take my time with everything I do as I have a high attention to detail. I enjoy art, talking and all types of animals (except spiders)."
|Marjorie fat scoring Sweetie Meaty Pie|
Victoria: A loud talkative person who loves baby animals. "My favourite colour is purple and I love photography and reading. I find that agriculture is an incredibly interesting subject not only to study at school but just for fun. When I grow up I would love to work with animals."
|Victoria, Marjorie and Sophia learning about meat quality with Steph|
Tabetha: The quietest member of the group who loves to read. "I have enjoyed my time so far participating in the Archibull project and I hope we all go well. I like playing practical jokes on my family."
These girls have dropped in and out for different sessions along the way.
Alissa, Ashlee and Narelle
Archie and Us at Shoalhaven High School
"When I was first asked to be part of this project by our Team Leader Deb Hargraves I was wondering how on earth I was going to fit this into an ever increasing work load that is part of being a school teacher and a school student. However we have managed the time line really well and I have thoroughly benefited from the quality of resources sent to our school. This project has provided me with a number of new and interesting internet links to show not only the students undertaking the Archibull prize competition but to use for all of my other agricultural classes. We have also been able to develop some excellent industry contacts and the visit from our Young Farming Champion was FANTASTIC! The students have been so inspired by these people and this has opened up a new and exciting path of conversation and education in our school.
Janelle and Henry the two farmers from the Shoalhaven Beef Association were wonderful to meet and the student’s really enjoyed learning about their farms, their ideas and the support and encouragement from them was awesome. Janelle has since given us another industry contact to help us in our goal to show some cattle through the school.
The students that volunteered for this project have blown Deb and I away with their enthusiasm and commitment to the project, giving up all their lunch times since the project started and Tuesday afternoon sport. Some of the student outcomes from this project include; team building skills, increased self-confidence, cooperation, ability to meet deadlines, commitment, raising the profile of the school within the community. "
Thankyou Maree McNeil