A Knox agriculture class with their crop
At Knox Grammar School agriculture is important, and our approach involves everyone - students and staff, our Old Boys, and our parents. It is no wonder, then, that the number of students studying agriculture is growing!
Earlier this year, the Year 10 boys prepared two steers as part of their study of beef production for the Royal Easter Show.
And now it is the turn of thirty-five Year 9 Agriculture students, including boarders from the west, north west and north, who are completing a unit of work as part of their introduction to Agriculture.
During August the Year 9 students will travel from Knox to Moree witnessing different types of agriculture along the way; from grapes and horses in the Hunter Valley to grazing and cropping on the Liverpool Plains and then the cotton country around Moree. The trip gives the boys experience in what is grown in NSW!
Once in the North West region the boys will visit various properties and then stay at a boarder parent’s property near Moree where they will experience and take part in some stock work.
The field trip culminates with attendance at AgQuip 2011, where Knox parents, Old Boys and their families will welcome our students. The boys will experience and witness many facets of the agriculture industry as well as represent the school on the Knox stand. Come and visit us at E22.
Fantastic relationships - the sort of thing the bush thrives on and the sort of thing which makes Knox Grammar School the school it is.