Raymond Terrace students to paint their very own Archibull

Raymond Terrace Public School’s Calf to be decorated by students.
Raymond Terrace Public School’s Calf to be decorated by students.


THE 2018 running of The Archibull Prize will see life-size fibreglass cows stampede into over 30 schools across New South Wales and Queensland.

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Raymond Terrace Public will be just one school that will be part of the action.

Conceived by Art4Agriculture, The Archibull Prize is an annual program designed to give young people the skills to connect farmers and the community and to co-create a bright future for Australian agriculture.

Armed with a life-sized fibreglass cow (or calf) and a paint kit, students will have the opportunity to research a specific agricultural industry and present their findings in art form.

Multiple cash prizes, up to $1,000, are on offer as well as the coveted title of Grand Champion Archibull.

Raymond Terrace Public School will be studying the cotton industry.

Along with their creative cow, students will develop multimedia presentations, and explore issues such as biodiversity, climate change, water use, and renewable energy.

Assisting them on their journey will be Casey Onus, a Young Farming Champion.

Now in its eighth year, The Archibull Prize continues to influence how Australian agriculture is perceived.

“As consumers, understanding where our, food, clothing and power comes from will inform decision-making and encourage leadership that benefits the community and the producers when providing sustainable agriculture and resource management for our future needs,” said a teacher from the 2017 competition.

“The Archibull Prize allows students to demonstrate decision making and leadership skills by planning, organising and making a visually exciting object and digital media project and presenting it to the school and wider community.”

The theme for the 2018 Archibull Prize is ‘Feeding, Clothing and Powering a Hungry Nation is a Shared Responsibility’.

Archies (the fibreglass cows) must be completed by 20 September 2018 and the Awards Ceremony will be held in Sydney on 20 November.

The 2018 Archibull Prize is proud to have supporting partners in Aussie Farmers Foundation, Cotton Australia, Australian Wool Innovation (AWI), Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC), NSW Department of Primary Industries, NSW Local Land Services, Royal Agricultural Society of NSW and the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal.


The Archibull Calf to be decorated by Raymond Terrace Public School students.
The Archibull Calf to be decorated by Raymond Terrace Public School students.

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