Teaching the next generation
It's vital the next generation understands that everything starts with agriculture, from the food we eat to the clothes we wear.
That's why the Ekka is committed to providing first class educational activities and facilities in the lead-up to and during Ekka.
Since 1876, millions of students have enjoyed discovering where their food comes from and have taken part in true city meets country experiences.
With dedicated school competitions for students to enter, 10,000 animals to see, six learning trail points and many interactive hands-on activities, the Ekka is Queensland's largest classroom.
The Ekka has one eye firmly on the future, offering educational support to students and teachers across Queensland through the following initiatives.
Students and teachers can visit Ekka and enjoy a memorable and unique hands-on learning experience.
Learning through technology we bring Ekka to your school focusing on innovation in agriculture and the food & fibre syllabus. Groups can range from one to multiple class and year levels.
The learning trail will allow for teachers to deliver a curriculum aligned excursion and display advances in the context in which they are used, promoting deep learning in students and an opportunity to see the variety of jobs available within the industry.
The Agricultural Hall presented by Seqwater features plenty of ag-ucational activities for children, including the Field to Fork interactive rural journey.
Rural Discovery Day
Held every year in April, the popular ‘ag-ucational’ day brings the country to the city to teach primary school students that food comes from farms, not the supermarket shelf.
Providing the scope on all things Ekka, 20 year six students will be given the chance to become journalists at Show Camp.
The opportunity for your students to get involved in the Royal Queensland Show, develop their skills and showcase their work.
Got a question?
Email our friendly Education Coordinator at email@example.com or call 07 3253 3927.