More New South Wales students will learn about the Australian cotton industry thanks to the implementation of a new curriculum module.
A professional development workshop for agriculture and food-tech teachers was held in Sydney on Thursday.
As part of a new requirement that agriculture be a mandatory component of the technology curriculum in NSW, a specific module on cotton was developed by Cotton Australia to boost school education around the fibre.
The first professional development workshop for agriculture and food-tech teachers was held at Hurlstone Agricultural High School in Sydney’s west today.
The workshop helped the attending teachers understand the wide array of uses of cotton fibre, but also the use of crop’s seed oil in food and soap products.
“This new curriculum is an exciting opportunity for the Australian cotton industry to share our story with the leaders of tomorrow,” said Cotton Australia’s education coordinator, Ali Briggs.
“In developing this curriculum module we’ve put our fibre’s diverse uses on show, which will broaden the understanding of teachers and students that Australian cotton has many important and beneficial uses.”
Further workshops educating teachers about our crop and the new curriculum module will be held in the coming weeks in Griffith and Narrabri.