The Drought

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.

IMG_3697[1]

 

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.

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close