School students learn about cotton at Moo Baa Munch

Hundreds of students learned about the Australian cotton industry at Toowoomba’s Moo Baa Munch this week.

Cotton Australia’s Education Coordinator, Jenny Hughes, and Regional Manager Mary O'Brien attended the event and ran workshops for primary and secondary students teaching them about the Australian cotton industry.

“There were lots of smiles and great questions from the students, which showed how much they enjoyed learning about cotton from dirt to shirt,” Jenny said.

“Some of the students were surprised to learn cotton comes from a plant, while others were fascinated that the fuzzy seed by-product was vital to help feed livestock.”

Secondary students were taught about the huge range of careers in the cotton industry and investigated the properties of cotton that make it the most common fibre used in fabrics globally.