The Archibull Prize 2016 is up and running

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The Archibull Prize will roll out in 40 schools up and down the Eastern Australia in 2016

In 2016 The Archibull Prize aims to build on is successes and influence the pace of change for Australia famers and the community to move towards a sustainable energy future

The program has been acknowledged as a world class program in its ability to use creative arts and multimedia to connect business and agriculture with the community and school students to:

  1. Investigate the positive initiatives undertaken by farmers and businesses every day to make a better future;
  2. Consider agriculture related careers;
  3. Expand their understanding of farming;
  4. Understand the challenges of farming and opportunities for farmers and the community to work together to ensure a bright future for all and
  5. Create unique linkages between farmers, business and the community that allows the two-way flow of information in a way that is rarely seen.

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Over the past five years The Archibull Prize program has consistently shown that the students involved were deeply engaged in the range of learning experiences the program provided.

The Archibull Prize encourages students to record their STEM learnings through artistic expression and was recently acknowledged both by teachers and government as a leading example complementing the Australian Government’s initiative to focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in primary and secondary schools

The agricultural industry, by its nature, incorporates all the aspects of STEM learning and can showcase the careers built around science, technology, engineering and mathematics – careers that will shape the future of Australia.

The Archibull Prize and the Young Farming Champions bring agriculture to the nation’s students. Using creative thinking, imagination, innovation and digital technology the aesthetic values of art in The Archibull Prize support the understanding and application of all the STEM subjects.

Put simply, The Archibull Prize is a successful addition to the learning program for students, teachers love it because it meets the needs of the curriculum and enhances classroom engagement, and communities are able to engage with the program and schools in a meaningful way.

The schools will be studying the Australian Grains Industry, the sheep and cattle industry, the cotton industry and the wool industry

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We would like to welcome the following schools to the program

Calvary Christian College – Carbrook Campus Jnr
Calvary Christian College – Carbrook Campus Snr
Calvary Christian College – Springwood Campus
Campbelltown Performing Arts HS
Dungog Public School
Elizabeth Macarthur High School
Erina Heights Public School
Eurongilly Public School
Genesis Christian College
Glasshouse Christian College
Granville Boys High School
Gwynneville Public School
Hurlstone Agricultural High School
Irrawang High School
James Ruse Agricultural High School
Jugiong Public School
Kellyville High School
Kildare Catholic College
Kooringal High School
Kyogle High School
Little Bay Community of Schools
Malabar Public School
Mareeba State High School
Mater Dei Catholic College
Matraville Sports High School
Morton Downs State School
Murwillumbah High School
Muswellbrook High School
Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School
Northlakes High School
Northlakes Public School
Seven Hills High School
ST John’s College Woodlawn
The Henry Lawson High School
Toowoomba SHS Wilsonton Campus –
Tumbarumba High School
West Pennant Hills Public School
Wilberforce Public School
Winmalee High School

 

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