COTTON ON THE COAST

Thursday, 20th December 2012 // Breaking News, Cotton Matters // Comments (0)

The next Art4griculture cotton school to be featured as part of the ArchiBull competition is Wyong High School, a school of 816 students near Gosford.

When coordinating teachers Mr Uger (Primary Industries) and Ms Connally (Careers Advisor and VET Coordinator) realised the Archibull was not just an art competition, they called on the skill sets and expertise of the whole school community to complete their Archibull entries.

Here’s what the school said about the Archibull in their school newsletter: “The Archibull Prize, which brings farmers, community, educators and businesses together for a sustainable future, has been engaging and challenging project for students and staff.  We have all learnt a great deal about sustainable farming, in particular, the cotton industry which was our theme.” 
Seventy students ranging from year 11 to year 7 across geography, maths, primary industries, metal work, textiles, music, visual arts, technology and agriculture have been involved in this amazing project over the last three months.

The top 3 highlights of the Wyong entry are the:

  • Blog particularly the ‘The Cotton Debate’ post and the post about how the program evolved to include so many skilled and clever kids
  • Video – about innovation in the cotton industry enhanced by animation and ag student acting