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Wannon students set for Agriculture learning boost

Minister for Education and Training, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, has launched the first set of online teaching and learning resources created under the Australian Government’s $2 million Agriculture in Education initiative.

These informative videos and resources will ensure all school kids? whether they are from the city or the bush? can gain an understanding of our primary producers throughout their school years, Mr Pyne said.

Member for Wannon, Dan Tehan said the materials will help show Wannon students how diverse and economically important food and fibre production is to Australia.

Through the Agriculture in Education initiative, Wannon schools can now freely access more than 75 high quality digital learning resources, all of which are aligned to the Australian Curriculum, Mr Tehan said.

This wonderful new learning suite will give students in this community the opportunity to learn all about food and fibre production, as well as the Australian agriculture sector as a whole.

It’s important that Wannon kids, like all Australian children, know exactly where their food comes from and how their clothes are made.

This is all part of the Government’s commitment to putting students first, and I ‘m delighted that students in our region will benefit as a direct result.

Topics covered by the materials include: designing and making a financial plan for a market garden, free range chicken farming, food security, and sustainable production practices in food and fibre.

The resources are available to schools through www.scootle.edu.au. They can also be accessed through www.piefa.edu.au and www.agrifoodskills.net.au.

Media contact: Cate Mercer-Grant 03 5572 1100 or 0408 564 232

cate.mercer-grant@aph.gov.au

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