The Archibull Prize is open to all schools in NSW and each school is required to submit an application. Schools are then selected, based on their application, to take part in the program. Farrer was selected this year.
The program itself engages students across a variety of curriculum areas, with students producing an artwork based around a fibreglass mould of a cow and an accompanying Blog site. The overall theme for this year is Climate Change and how farmers are adapting their farming practices to meet the needs of increasing world population. Biosecurity of food supplies is a secondary theme.
Each school is also issued with a specific farming area to focus on. Farrer’s focus is on the grains industry.
The Year 9 and 10 Visual Arts classes, and a number of other students, have been working tirelessly in order to complete both the artwork and Blog site. Judging of the projects will take place in early October with the winners being announced in November in Sydney. We are keeping the bull under wraps until the competition closes!
I would like to thank Mrs Friend and Mrs Pursehouse for all the effort they are putting in. By Cameron Ninness (Year 9)