DAFF Hermitage Research Facility Schools Plant Science Competition - Glasshouse Christian College

DAFF Hermitage Research Facility Schools Plant Science Competition



  • July 24, 2013

It is with great pride that we congratulate Madeleine Roulston, Grace Stevens, Rachael Whysall, Bayley O’Brien, Tyler Atherton and Casey Rowe from Year 5 for their excellent achievement in the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) Plant Science Competition. The competition had two components, a Science Investigation Report and an Art Challenge. The Scientific Investigation Report included a mouldy bread experiment, a lichen catalogue and a yeast test, whilst the Art Competition required an artistic representation of a mushroom.

Madeleine Roulston, Grace Stevens and Rachael Whysall, came first place in the Food, Farming and Fungi Art Competition with a superb clay sculpture of a mushroom, complete with scientific labelling. Furthermore, all of the students that participated in the Scientific Investigation received Highly Commended for their science investigation. Prizes include medallions, certificates, art materials and scientific magazines. To collect these prizes, the students have been officially invited to the DAFF Hermitage Research Facility Awards Day where the Minister for Agriculture and leading scientists are expected to be guest speakers. If able to attend, the students will also have the exclusive opportunity to tour the Hermitage Research Facility.

This is an incredible achievement and the results a true testament to the time and dedication the students put into their entries. Congratulations!

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