Please click HERE to download the School Association Farm Board nomination form
Scottsdale High School is lucky enough to have a
school farm. The farm was established in 1922; it was built as part of the High
School. The school originally used the farm for the metal and wood work area.
Today the farm includes animals, gardening, machinery and tools. Its not all fun
and games, there's a bit of theory involved, and also the sadness of animals
dying. But apart from that the school farm has been a great success, and has
taught a lot of students the responsibility of animal raising.
The Students can also choose to
have a Garden. Every Grade 7 student has a garden, because they are unable to
have an animal just yet. The gardens at the farm are just as respected as the
animals and machinery. Students grow a variety of things in their gardens
ranging from vegetables to flowers. Once they have grown their crops, they can
sell them locally, but most students keep the vegetables for themselves.
Cattle handling is a popular and
successful activity over the last few years. Local farmers lend livestock
allowing students to trained by experienced volunteer handlers. A number of
local businesses support this worthwhile activity. Over recent years,
Scottsdale High School Cattle Handlers have been very successful at the
Launceston, Scottsdale and Sheffield shows.
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