With lamb and beef on the design menu, Canowindra High School have taken out three Highly Commended awards in this year’s Archibull Prize.
Four students involved with the project travelled to Sydney last week where they were rewarded for their efforts to the Art4Agriculture initiative.
The students artistic creation will now take pride of place at Sydney Royal Easter Show in 2015.
A blank, life-sized fibreglass cow, generously to the school by Mid Lachlan Landcare, provided a canvas for students to create their designated themes of lamb and beef.
Agricultural teacher at Canowindra High School, Owen McLaughlan congratulated the students on their efforts.
“They’ve just been such a great class, one of my favourites,” he said.
“They put a lot of effort in to the project and one of the Highly Commended awards was for the compulsory blog which they had to update daily; they beat James Ruse and Hurlston in that category- I’m pretty proud of them!”
Mr McLaughlan thanked Mid Lachlan Landcare for their generous donation and their Grazing Project Manager, Scott Hickman, who yesterday spoke to the students about the advantages of holistic farming.