“Farmers, community, educators and business working together for a sustainable future”
Expressions of interest are now closed for the
To learn more about the program visit www.archibullprize.com.au
The program's multilayered activities use art and multimedia to engage students in secondary schools to learn through hands on experience about the challenges of feeding, clothing and housing the world with a declining natural resource base.
How Does the Project Work?
Agriculture can be used to teach science, geography and maths in context. Did you know it can also be used to teach art and multimedia. In fact the opportunities are endless. Visit www.archibullprize.com.au to see a great range of curriculum-linked teaching resources which explore the role agriculture plays in the health, wealth and happiness of Australians and many other people around the world.
The Archibull Prize − Reward for Effort
* PLEASE NOTE PRIMARY SCHOOLS ARE ONLY RQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE BEST COW ARTWORK AND THE BLOG COMPONENTS
When the Bulls Come Home
Why is this program so important?
Teacher and community testimonials for the Archibull Prize
"The program promotes agriculture as a complex and technologically advanced set of professionals rather than "blokes living on the land". This stimulated discussion between the students and realisation of how consumers undervalue agricultural production, and it is consumer purchasing decisions that are actually responsible for how welfare and sustainability options are enacted in our society."
"Young mentoring farmers was the authentic resource available to students. Websites and written resources can be found quite easily, but having an interactive conversation with an experienced farmer is much more dynamic and lends itself to covering unexpected topics that may not come up during an online research task. For example empathy for farmers and socio-economic effects and the passion for farming."
"The sense of camaraderie developed between different year groups of students is an important outcome for this project. Our students learnt to work in teams, acknowledge and celebrate each other's strengths and share responsibility for outcomes."
"An exciting project to conduct towards the end of the academic year to maintain enthusiasm. The students were thoroughly engaged and looked forward to "Archibull time" each day! Our parents provided positive feedback about the project. Our kids are so excited and every day they are teaching us about the properties of cotton" one parent told me".
"The Archibull Prize is a wonderful opportunity to challenge our students and let them shine using their unique talents. The team work and problem solving aspects of the task develop life skills in these students. Through the addition of the young farmer content, our students have been inspired to continue their learning in Agriculture and have been given a role model who exudes enthusiasm about the future of Agriculture in Australia. Interschool competition and the opportunity to extend the creativity of our students are valued aspects of the project."
"This competition has generated a lot of interest at the school. The school leadership team is now considering the introduction of Agriculture studies as an elective into the school curriculum. The Art4 Agriculture website is a great vehicle to show students 'where they can go' in agriculture."
“The creation of our cow, our Archibull blog and the multimedia components of the Archibull Prize have all offered the students opportunities to inform, inspire and affect their audience. It is a powerful means of developing student voice in the community. This is a task that will inspire careers in agriculture and provide the students with the knowledge and skills to instil change in the industry and more importantly, instigate appreciation and an understanding of our Agricultural enterprises in society.
The Archibull Prize and the Young Farming Champions program are