Easter Show Success for the AgClub


Abbotsleigh's Junior School Environment Club and Senior School Agriculture Club had an unprecedented winning streak at the 2019 Sydney Royal Easter Show. Both groups entered the School Produce vertical garden competition. Senior School Agriculture Club also entered the normal garden, purebred layers, Steggles meat pairs and School Poultry Showmanship competitions.

The girls learned how to care for gardens and chickens, as well as preparing projects relating their work at school to different types of Australian agriculture. Nine students gave up the first Sunday of their holidays to compete in poultry showmanship. Some had never handled a chicken before joining Agriculture Club this year. They showed courage in entering competitions with no prior experience. The results were amazing.

School Produce Competition
2nd – Vertical Garden (Metropolitan Primary School)
3rd – Vertical Garden (Metropolitan Secondary School)
Highly Commended – Any Garden (Metropolitan Secondary School)

Steggles Meat Bird Pairs
7th – Female meat bird pair
6th – Female meat bird pair carcase

School Egg Laying Competition
1st – Purebred layers presentation of exhibits
1st – Purebred layers egg laying component
2nd – Purebred layers project component

Winner – Most successful exhibitor in School Purebred Layer Competition
Winner – Overall most successful exhibitor in School Egg Laying Competition

School Poultry Showmanship
4th – Elizabeth Wade
8th – Sophie Fox

All students involved are commended for their hard work and positive attitude.


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