In Term 1, our Year 3 students went on an excursion to Mandagery Creek Venison and Swinging Bridge Winery to learn about primary production in the region and to understand the impact the drought has had on these businesses.
During their visit to Swinging Bridge the students learnt how many grapes go into a bottle of wine, how the irrigation systems work and what the processes of production involve.
At Mandagery Creek, Tim Hansen showed the students the products of venison, before discussing supplementary feeding, regions for export and how his yards work. Prime 7 News visited during our visit to interview the students, staff and Tim to discuss the project and why it is important to educate our students (and others) about local agriculture.
Now back at school, the students are coding soil sensors that allow them to test the amount of moisture in the school. Once completed, they will test the samples they collected on their visits to the two different farms.