2017 Archibull Prize competition

Principal Ian Pattingale, Ag teacher Caroline Baker, Josh Carpenter, Heather Walker, Lucy Rassack, Carol-Lee Durham,
Ebony Abbott, Archibull judge Wendy Taylor, Art teacher Jillian Reidy and Archibull judge Lynne Strong.
Principal Ian Pattingale, Ag teacher Caroline Baker, Josh Carpenter, Heather Walker, Lucy Rassack, Carol-Lee Durham, Ebony Abbott, Archibull judge Wendy Taylor, Art teacher Jillian Reidy and Archibull judge Lynne Strong.

Students and staff at The Henry Lawson High School have participated in the annual Archibull Prize competition for four consecutive years having received the title of ‘Reserve Grand Champion’ the last two years running.

This year they have submitted their entry titled ‘Gene-Eric Cow’ with the 2017 competition theme being ‘Feeding, Clothing and Powering a Hungry Nation is a Shared Responsibility’. THLHS students were required to submit their entry on the subject of ‘Grains’. Once again they have submitted a very high quality entry in the form of ‘Gene-Eric Cow’. 

Official Archibull judges Wendy Taylor and Lynne Strong attended The Henry Lawson High School last Tuesday October 10 to examine and of course judge the entry. Five THLHS students, Joshua Carpenter, Ebony Abbott, Lucy Rassack, Carole-Lee Durham and Heather Walker presented ‘Gene-Eric Cow’ to the judges explaining the inspiration and creativity used to produce their masterpiece.

The students explained what the diagrams and images on their submission represented such as the fabulous illustration representing the chemical compounds that make up the grain wheat, their depiction of the countries that are sustainable by farming practices was also very impressive. The students agreed that one of the most rewarding highlights during the competition was a visit from Marrar NSW based fifth generation farmer Daniel Fox who shared with the students a presentation showcasing the innovative cropping technologies that are being adopted on his family farm.

Ag teacher Caroline Baker along with Art teacher Jillian Reidy praised the students involved. “This was, and always has been, about the students and their passion and hard work being so engaged and dedicated to this project, they have once again produced a fantastic entry.” said Mrs Reidy.

Mrs Baker said, “You can see at the end of the day how proud the students are of their project and that is very rewarding.”

The Archibull Prize is an integrated program which engages secondary and primary school students in agricultural and environmental awareness through art, design, creativity and teamwork giving each school their own primary industry to explore and showcase.

As part of the competition students have also established an informative blog and animation that can be viewed at https://thlhsarchibull2017.wordpress.com/

ARCHIBULL JUDGING: Lynne Strong captures judge Wendy Taylor's observations on camera.

ARCHIBULL JUDGING: Lynne Strong captures judge Wendy Taylor's observations on camera.