What better way for students to gain insight into the cycle of life than by raising their own laying hens! The Ekka has partnered with Australian Egg Corporation Limited and Specialised Breeders Australia to provide schools with six (6) eight week old Hy-Line Brown hens.
ABOUT THE COMPETITION:
Competing schools are provided with six (6) Hy-Line Brown hens and are required to raise the hens to 28 weeks. The aim is to have the hens laying and ready to compete at the Royal Queensland Show (Ekka). Schools submit their three (3) best hens to take to Ekka, with the competition consisting of three main elements:
The competition is judged by experts from the commercial poultry industry and the birds are judged to a commercial standard. Each component is assessed by industry experts, with ribbons and place cards awarded to all placegetters.
Australian Curriculum Alignment
This competition is aligned and recommended for Year 5 students, however all year levels are welcome to enter.
Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (ACSSU043)
Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions (ACSHE083)