School project - No Bull

ART4AGRICULTURE National Program Director Lynne Strong is looking for expressions of interest for the 2014 Archibull Prize, an innovative and fun, initiative project which engages secondary and primary school students in agricultural and environmental awareness through art, design, creativity and teamwork.

The Archibull Prize encourages schools across the state transform blank, life-sized fiberglass cows into their own agriculture inspired artworks.

One of last year’s most enthusiastic participants was Corpus Christi Catholic High School at Oak Flats.

“The whole project was extremely worthwhile as the students learned a lot, not just in designing the projects, but researching, writing blogs and doing power point presentations,” visual arts teacher Gabrielle Quigley said.

“In fact some of the students gained an interest in agriculture and overall the project caused a great deal of excitement in the school.

“Probably the most disappointing thing was that there were so few schools in our area that got involved, but hopefully that will change this year – and we will definitely be putting our hand up again.”

Mrs Strong said the Archibull Prize is open to schools from right across the state.

“Loads of entries are flooding in from primary schools already, and we want to see the same level of interest from high schools too,” Ms Strong said.

More than 100 primary and high schools have successfully competed in the Archibull Prize since its conception in 2011, with winning schools sharing in up to $3,000 of prize money each year. 

Testament to the program’s high standing, The Archibull Prize took out the Event of the Year at the Trangie district Australia Day Awards. 

Trangie Central School’s success in the competition as Runner Up Grand Champion Archibull was deemed by the Mayor of Trangie as “an enormous promotion of Trangie across the whole of Australia - it has absolutely put Trangie on the map!”

The Archibull Prize provides students with opportunities to meet young farmers and gain knowledge about the production of the food they eat, fibres they use and the environment they live in.

For more information or to request an Expression of Interest application visit: 

http://www.art4agriculture.com.au/archibull/index.html

For more information or to request an Expression of Interest application visit: 

http://www.art4agriculture.com.au/archibull/index.html

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