Royal Agricultural Society of WA takes FarmEd into local schools

Royal Agricultural Society of WA takes FarmEd into local schools

BASSENDEAN Primary School students got a taste of farm life last week when the Royal Agricultural Society of WA visited them.

Part of the society’s FarmEd school incursion program, they brought animals and performed The Country Life, a production of songs, dance and puppetry to promote agriculture and careers in the sector.

The performance follows city girl Janet when she takes off to the Wheatbelt.

Royal Agricultural Society president Rob Wilson said the production aimed to play a role in getting rid of the urban and rural divide.

“It also gives students some understanding and appreciation of the role of agriculture in the nation’s economy and future,” he said.

The program came about as a response to national research that showed children had little idea where their food came from.

The Country Life visits Christ Church Grammar School on August 30