Towards the end of last term both Year 8 Science classes visited Apostle Whey Cheese and GORGE Chocolates as part of their studies of cheese making, product development and marketing where they were given samples to taste and the opportunity to purchase our local produce. Caitlin Chester, a Marcus Oldham student who is on placement to learn about the TAP & the way we incorporate proactive learning into TAP activities, also accompanied a group of students on the excursion.
These are the photos from the TAP into Farm Safety visit on 17th September to Paul & Michelle Fowlers farm.
Students worked their way around a series of activities. The work stations were:
The Year Five students are learning about farm safety through the TAP into Farm Safety Lego Safety demo with Alison Dennis from WorkSafe. Students had to rectify faults that they detected on a Lego farm model prior to a visit to Fowler's farm to learn about Farm Safety on a real farm.
The Year 4 students had an amazing day visiting some of the local farms in our area. First they went to Tim and Bronwyn Lenehan's to look at the Dairy Plant, water and effluent recycling. At Lenehans, Leon Lourey from Daviesway demonstrated the materials used in the dairy plant while Steve Jagoe from the Warrnambool Vet Clinic explained about the importance of dairy cattle health. They then went onto Richard and Kylie Martin's farm to look at farm layout, silage/hay production, animal breeding and pasture. Chris Harkness from Upper Murray Seeds spoke about seed types and germination. Beth and Tim Roberts demonstrated hay and silage production with their farm machinery.