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    HOW IT’S DONE: Longerenong College teacher Greg Radford shows Mentone Grammar students, from left, Ashton Phillips, Cooper Friso, Brayden Christie and Josh Simmons how to ride a quad bike during a week-long stay at the college. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

AgLife: Mentone students learn the land at Longerenong

Mentone Grammar school students have continued a tradition of learning first-hand about agriculture by spending a week at Longerenong College near Horsham.

Victorian Certificate of Advanced Learning students from the Melbourne school have taken the opportunity to explore various aspects of life on the land.

The school has a strong relationship with the tertiary institution and has been sending students to the Wimmera to gain a greater understanding of agriculture for many years.

This year’s cohort has included 21 students and their teacher Amy Watts has been part of the experience for the first time.



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“It gets kids exposed to different environments and a different type of work life. And they get to learn about the workplace such as occupational health and safety,” she said.

Longerenong teacher Greg Radford said the students gained experience in various aspects of agriculture.

“They’ve been coming here for at least 12 years, and they get to experience things such as cattle, grains, agronomy, machinery, welding, mechanics and they even get their own room,” he said.

“They also achieve a competency-in-penning-sheep qualification.”

The entire November 24, 2021 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!

The entire November 24, 2021 edition of AgLife is available online. READ IT HERE!