With a small level of confidence in their chances, the Year 9 class from Aldinga set out by bus on Thursday 30 June to attend the presentation ceremony for “Cows Create Careers” in Victor Harbor.
A national competition involving approximately 250 schools at both the Junior and Senior level; “Cows Create Careers” is designed to raise awareness and interest amongst students about their diet and potential careers in the dairy industry. The key component is
to care for two heifer calves for three weeks on the school property.
As a major part of their Agricultural studies programme, the Aldinga Year 9 students had spent a very intensive six weeks working on their presentations
in small groups. Each entry required the team to write a report, take photos and prepare either a three minute
video program or a 3D model. The national judges then allocated points and decided upon prize winners in both sections, plus an overall school prize.
Imagine our surprise and delight to be announced as Second Prize group winners, then First Prize group winners and then be crowned as the Winning School for our district. Indeed, a wonderful group achievement by all
of the students as it was based upon everyone’s efforts, and a tting reward for all of the hard work put in.
Mr John Davidson
Agricultural Science Teacher