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Students encouraged by Cows Create Careers

WINNERS: Drayton State School Year 7 students Tamara Browne and Mel Eglington.
WINNERS: Drayton State School Year 7 students Tamara Browne and Mel Eglington. Tara Miko

PITTSWORTH State High School and Drayton State School were named winners of the annual Cows Create Careers - Farm Module program last week.

The unique national program run by Dairy Australia introduces students to the world of dairy farming by putting classrooms in charge of calves donated by SubTropical Dairy.

The idea is to demonstrate the relationships between key learning areas in school, education and vocational pathways, and real-life professional, competitively paid dairy careers.

Drayton was named the winning junior school, while Pittsworth was named the winning senior school.

Each year the program is revised to ensure state curriculum standards are met.

"(Students) have a deep knowledge of the industry and play a vital role in encouraging and supporting student career decision-making through links with both education and employment sectors," Dairy Australia Industry Capability program manager Tracy Lloyd said.

Topics:  agricultural education education


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