Cornish College will become one of 12 Primezone Partner Schools in Australia and will receive $10,000 to support Food and Fibre education programs in 2016. The initiative is funded through the Primary Industries Educational Foundation Australia and is part of the Department of Education’s ‘Agriculture in Education’ program.

Cornish College’s submission was prepared by Deputy Principal, Ms Nicola Forrest. With the Primezone Partner funding, Cornish College will be able to explore zone management – how we integrate conservation, recreation and agriculture for a sustainable future. This will help students understand and live in consideration of these aspects of the environment and their role in making a difference through sustainable practices.

The funding will also allow the College to further develop its agricultural program and establish a new aquaponics program.

A Cornish College teaching representative will attend an induction and planning meeting in Canberra in February 2016