Rural life lessons for students at Beaudesert Show

STUDENTS from eight schools in the Scenic Rim and Jimboomba swapped their classroom studies for farming life lessons.

The experience was all part of the Beaudesert Show’s agricultural education event, held on Friday, September 8.

Steward David Wilson said visiting presenters covered 15 topics related to rural life to children in years four to six, which included lessons on animal husbandry, astronomy, pest control and wildlife.

“Kids can learn something and take it back home,” Mr Wilson said.

“If they don’t come from a property, they can see where their food comes from and learn about the significance of farming in the economy.”

Schools involved were Rathdowney, Darlington, Hillview, Woodhill and Gleneagle state schools, along with St Mary’s Catholic Primary, The Kooralbyn International School and Flagstone College.

Woodhill State School year five-six teacher Deborah Rim said the experience was invaluable for students.

“I found today really good,” she said.

“It was really educational and relevant to where students live.

“It was also inline with what they are learning about in the classroom.”