CALVARY SHOWTEAM


CALVARY JAG

(Junior Agriculture)

Calvary JAG is a unique co-curricular activity for students in Years 2 to 6 who meet on Tuesday or Thursday mornings from 7:45am. Students learn about the importance of food and fibre production as well as basic animal husbandry and farm biosecurity. 

JAG is a hands-on opportunity for students to put their learned skills and knowledge into action as they feed our animals and work in the vegetable garden. Special guests are invited to speak to the students to help further their agricultural knowledge.

Our farm is home to sheep, alpaca, angora goats and chickens. Students who participate in JAG learn about breed characteristics for all of these animals as well as how to handle and maintain them. Members of our College Show Team mentor the younger students, sharing their knowledge.

The students' favourite time at JAG is when they get to meet and interact with the new season lambs each Spring. They watch the lambs grow and change across the term and lamb cuddles are high on the 'must do' list.

Harvest time in the gardens is also a highlight when students pick and sample the fresh produce. This is a reward for their hard work in planting, weeding and watering the seeds and watching them grow from germination to harvest. Healthy eating is discussed as well as soil preparation and safe pest control.

If you are interested in finding out further information in relation to our JAG program please email us at show.team@calvarycc.qld.edu.au and we will be happy to assist.



 
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