By Mrs Sarah Foley-Smith | Posted: Thursday May 18, 2017
the PIA class worked hard and gave up their holiday to run the Country Kids
Agri-Skills event for local schools. The
day began with plans on how to dig the minivan out of the mud, which
fortunately weren’t needed, although the exhibit next door did a good job of
trying to flood us out. The PIA students were swamped by a bus load of
tourists and found themselves super stars. Much time was wasted as we checked
we were looking our best and suitable camera angles found. This was followed by
lengthy explanations explaining that the goose decoys were not real, which were followed by
offers to purchase them. There was disappointment all-round as Mrs F-S squashed the potential
money-spinner and the tourists left without their souvenirs.
The event was a collaboration by GHS Primary Industry, MacKenzie College and MacKenzie Young Farmers.
Teams completed 10 modules, which included a quad tyre change, goose shooting, ear tagging, trailer stropping, lamb feeding and a quiz.
A sizable crowd gathered to support the competitors and a strongly competitive event followed. We had all 3 of the Aorangi regions Grand Final Agrikids teams competing with the surprise final result of Ben, Flynn and Kieran beating them all.