ST COLMAN’S School hosted an Open Day and celebration of the local community during June, with many local organisations invited to attend and support the school.
The Open Day also educated the school’s students about the resources that our community offers.
The local ambulance and police officers were described as “a big hit with their hands-on experiences”, while Ergon Energy joined in and allowed the students to move a cherry picker up and down.
Wilmar Sugar took the opportunity to teach the students about how to be safe during harvest time and the protection of our waterways was reinforced within the Burdekin Council stall.
Nutrien taught the students about how to grow healthy crops and kindly donated a greenhouse to the school and the new green house is now full of herbs and vegetables ready to supply the canteen with the produce.
Also on display were tractors, while the Bendigo Bank mascot was a big hit.
The school children also had the opportunity to interact with some farming animals and ponies and craft was conducted by the school’s seniors for the younger visitors, as they made farm animals.
The Open Day was described as “a fabulous morning celebrating everything about agriculture”.