Crisp and early on Thursday the 23rd of May saw the annual train station gathering of Loganlea state high school’s dedicated agricultural students for the RNA Rural Discovery Day. For several years now, Loganlea students have assisted organisers of the event, acting as tour guides and mentors for groups of primary school students from all across the metropolitan Brisbane area. Rural discovery day is a massive agricultural expo day combining a wide range of agricultural stakeholders and businesses, including mushroom farmers, bee keepers, alpaca breeders, sheep shearers, Tourism Queensland, dairy farmers, Woolworths supermarket, the CSIRO, the University of Queensland, even the fire ant sniffer dog… and many, many more! It’s a great day for our students to learn and to network their future employment interests.
Armed with much Zarraffa’s for the early start, students and teachers alike embarked on the cross-city train trip to arrive at the showgrounds by 8am, ready to meet their groups. Everyone enjoyed the day, especially the primary schoolchildren who gave rave reviews of their fun and knowledgeable guides. As always the Loganlea students impressed both teachers and organisers with the leadership and maturity they showed, and also vendors, who were thrilled by thelevel of interest and understanding the students displayed across such a wide range of agricultural topics. I know many students are already looking forwards to next year’s expo, and becoming even more involved with Agriculture in the future, so congratulations to all of our students who attended to make such a successful event!
Miss Katherine BullenAg Teacher