Rural Discovery Day

Rural Discovery Day

Expressions of interest now open    

A world of discovery awaits city students at Rural Discovery Day at the Brisbane Showgrounds on Thursday 30 April 2020.

The 'ag-ucational' day is now in its 17th year, bringing the country to the city to teach primary school students that food comes from farms, not the supermarket shelf.

The activities have been developed to align with the Prep to Year 4 Australian Curriculum in the subject areas of Science, HASS, Literacy and Technologies.

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Students will be given the opportunity to learn skills to enter competitions at the Ekka, as well as going into the draw to win their class tickets to the Ekka by entering the Awesome Showbag competition.

To provide a more personal and engaging experience for the students, numbers will be capped. To express interest in your class attending Rural Discovery Day, please complete the form below by Friday 7 February 2020.

Rural Discovery Day - Expressions of Interest

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the day work?

Students will have the opportunity to experience a series of specially curated Food, Fibre and Science activities first hand. Students will be divided into groups of 60 and given a map to follow through the learning activities on the day. Each learning experience is 30 minutes long.

What to bring and wear?

The students are invited to dress like a farmer. It is also recommended that they bring a bottle of water and wear a hat, sunscreen, and enclosed shoes.

What year levels are able to attend?

The narrative has been created to target year levels from Prep to Year 4.  It has been written with key curriculum alignment for each level, with a focus on Food and Fibre and Science

Will food be available for purchase?

We will provide morning tea, however students with dietary requirements are advised to bring their own food.

What does it cost?

The cost is $10 per student. Teachers/adults are free of charge. 

Have a question?

For more information please contact Ekka's Education and Experience Coordinator:
E: education@ekka.com.au
P: 07 3253 3948