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Ag department blitz!

15/08/2011
Our school's fresh produce display.

After many months of toiling to collect many produce samples and to build the backboard of the District Youth Display, Caboolture State High School Agriculture department blitzed the field to win many awards at this year’s Ekka! We took home 4 cup trophies, 2 glass trophies, 5 first place banners and 3 winning rosettes.

Awards included:

  • Junior RNA Award for Agricultural Hall across all Junior RNA competitions
  • First in Section 1
  • Effective arrangement
  • First in Section 2
  • Best Visual Display Grains
  • Most points in Subsection 5,6 & 7
  • Most points in Subsection 6 Agricultural Produce
  • Most points in Subsection 5 Graham Rayner Award
  • Best Overall Presentation and Quality of Produce

Thanks to all staff that participated but especially to Mr Doyle for working on the mechanism, sorting grains, sorting judging fruit, sorting chaff and baling hay with his classes and in his own time; Ms Sommerville for sorting seeds with her classes and Mr Young for working before and after school sorting lights for the backboard display as well with sport classes.

The competition involved 2 sections and 7 subsections. Each subsection involved sourcing of many produce samples. A rough count showed 59 produce samples all of a particular weight, size or number. It is no wonder we started to lose the plot at Ekka time!

The centre piece of the display was a dancing pineapple, along with constellations of fruit and vegetables in the background to go with the theme; ‘Dancing with the Stars…..’. The floor was made of grains and wood samples and the dancing pineapple was being watched by a gigantic tomato and cob of corn.

Success for cattle at the EKKA!

Both of the bulls bred at Cabhigh Bradford Stud at the school, came second in their class. This is a wonderful achievement for the students who feed these animals every day as we were up against studs from across the eastern board of Australia.

Well done students with the work you do with the cattle!