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​Beekeeping in action at Wilsonton State High School’s agricultural centre

Not many schools have a 12-hectare on-site agricultural centre for students to learn beekeeping, aquaponics, hydroponics, livestock management and other highly sought-after agricultural skills—but Wilsonton State High School does.

Living in one of Australia's most productive agricultural regions, Wilsonton State High School students are engaged in all practical aspects of agriculture.

Principal Marcus Jones said the school's state-of-the-art agricultural facility is an important asset for the school community.

'Our agricultural centre provides students with relevant, industry-standard experiences to prepare them for their chosen career in agriculture, opening up pathways for tertiary studies, traineeships and apprenticeships,' he said.

'Our wonderful teachers are continually developing unique experiences for our students, including a combination of aquaponics, hydroponics, kitchen gardens and pizza ovens. We also do production trials on cattle, pigs, lambs, meat chickens and laying chickens.

'Students also get hands-on with beekeeping, where they learn the importance of these wonderful animals in our farming ecosystems, and they collect honey from our flow hives.'

All year levels can enjoy the activities and experiences offered by the agricultural centre, both within classroom studies and as extracurricular activities.

For more information visit Wilsonton State High School's website.

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Last updated
18 November 2019