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A royal show and tell to remember

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Students and staff from Urrbrae Agricultural High School are taking centre stage at this year’s Royal Adelaide Show leading the presentation of interactive demonstrations and workshops in the Learning Centre from tomorrow.

There are plenty of new and exciting activities and demonstrations, in addition to returning favourites such as cow and goat milking, sheep shearing, and feeding and petting baby animals.  

Adding to the centre’s “paddock to plate” experiences there will be an interactive demo kitchen for visiting kids to try making smoothies and pesto from fresh produce.

Sustainability and the environment will be a new feature, which will be the new home of the aquaculture display, as well as the grape crushing demonstrations where people have the opportunity to try the juice of the fruit.

A mix of students and staff from Balaklava High School, Birdwood High School, Grant High School, Heathfield High School, Karoonda Area School, and Playford International College will also be involved in the centre’s displays.

The Learning Centre will be open Friday 30 August to Sunday 8 September from 9am to 5.15pm in the Old Ram Shed on the Western Boulevard.

Background

The Learning Centre is run by the Department for Education in partnership with Urrbrae Agricultural High School. 

Quotes attributable to Executive Director Strategic Policy and External Relations, Peta Smith

Every year there’s something new and exciting on offer that engages both children and parents.

Students and staff at Urrbrae have really taken centre stage this year and have been incredible in demonstrating their learnt knowledge from the agriculture programs offered at the school. 

Quotes attributable to Learning Centre Coordinator and Agriculture Teacher, Urrbrae Agricultural High School, Larissa Tallent

The interactive nature of the space allows children to fully understand the whole process of where their food comes from in a fun and engaging way.

Our students also get a lot of enjoyment out of sharing their specialised knowledge with children and their families.

Come down and say hello, there’s plenty to see and do and we’d love to share our expertise with you.