Primary Industry Academy Students at the MacKenzie Highland Show

By Mrs Sarah Foley-Smith | Posted: Wednesday March 30, 2016

Year 11 & 12 Primary Industry Academy students ran the Country Kids competition at the show on Easter Monday.

 The class stepped in to help when the show committee was struggling to find an organiser. Students planned the modules, gathered equipment and were judges on the day. In excess of 20 hours was spent in preparation for this – outside class time. It never fails to amaze me how willing our wonderful students are to give up their own time for community events. GHS ran 8 of the 10 modules with help from MacKenzie College for the remaining 2.

Our students looked amazing in their PIA jackets and were superb ambassadors for the school. Students were approached many times after our activity by the general public wanting to pass on lovely comments about how well our event went.

Unfortunately, we are getting a bit of a reputation for organising events, the phone is running hot and we will soon have to start declining requests!

We had some key independent judges from MacKenzie Young Farmers which was just as well with teams from GHS taking out the top 3 places in the years 10-13 age group.

1 Jess Furrer, Emma Wood, Robert Furrer

2 Innes Harahan. Ben Moffitt, Conor Foley-smith

3 Ben O’Kane, Thomas Stone, Kieran Chisholm