The Archibull Prize
The Archibull Prize is a great youth initiative that provides an innovative hands on program that sees urban and rural schools research an agricultural industry and express their findings through artwork – specifically a fibreglass cow. Now in its fifth year the Archies, as they are affectionately known, have reached over 100,000 students and chalked up some impressive successes
The Archibull Prize matches Young Farming Champions (YFC), enthusiastic young people working within agriculture to each school. The YFC support the students and excite them about career prospects in the sector. The Champions, with the support of industry, assist the students to follow the journey to feed and clothe an ever increasing population and to understand the challenges facing farmers.
2015 Winner Matraville Sports High School
The 2015 competition theme ‘Agriculture – An Endangered Species’ encouraged students and teachers to have courageous conversations about the greatest challenges to Australian agriculture – climate change, food and fashion waste, declining natural resources and biosecurity. The program design also invites the students to be part of the solution by sharing their ideas on how to tackle these challenges as individuals, as a community and as the mums and dads of the next generation.
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