College swings gates open

David CharlesworthHarvey-Waroona Reporter

WA COLLEGE of Agriculture Harvey will open its gates to the community this weekend for its annual open day, displaying the grounds and students’ work.

From 10am to 2:30pm on Saturday, the college will be open with bus tours of the farm including sheep, beef, horticulture and equestrian areas.

A new section of the college will also be featured called The Farm which has a focus on recycling and sustainable practices.

College vice-principal Dean Pfitzner said sustainability would be an underlying theme of the open day.

“It’s about teaching these kids that we’re not necessarily a throwaway society,” he said.

“It fits in well with your agricultural practices.”

The Farm features recycling and reuse practices with materials from the college and features pigs, poultry and aquaculture learning areas.

Lunch will also be available between noon and 1:30pm.

Principal Neale Armstrong will host information sessions for prospective families to answer questions about college life and the residential areas will be open for viewing.

Trades sections will also feature a display of students’ work as well as demonstrations from students themselves.

Mr Pfitzner said the open day was also an opportunity for the students to showcase their achievements to their families and visitors from throughout the South West.

“It’s also an opportunity for the students to showcase what they do,” he said.

“Certainly everything’s a buzz and a hive of activity on the day.”

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