College open day brings in the crowds

Daryna ZadvirnaNarrogin Observer
Student Amy Sounness.
Camera IconStudent Amy Sounness.

The WA College of Agriculture — Narrogin held its annual open day last Friday to showcase its facilities, students’ work and what it had to offer.

Principle Stephan Watt with students.
Camera IconPrinciple Stephan Watt with students. Credit: Daryna Zadvirna

Principal Stephen Watt said the day was all about seeing what students achieved at the college.

“We throw the doors open to the public once a year to give people a chance to see what we have for our students,” he said.

“We usually get quite a few parents of current students and parents of prospective students, and schools, as well as other curious members of the community come along.”

Jacob Day, Carter Wilson, Regan Wilson and Nic Woodhams.
Camera IconJacob Day, Carter Wilson, Regan Wilson and Nic Woodhams. Credit: Wendy Hogg

About 400 people attended the event, which featured interactive activities, entertainment and displays.

Mr Watt said the equestrian gymkhana, Clydesdale rides, shearing contest and displays were a few of the highlights of the day, as well as the sunny weather.

Student Elijah Barrett-Jennard with his grandfather David Barrett-Jennard
Camera IconStudent Elijah Barrett-Jennard with his grandfather David Barrett-Jennard

“One of the things which has been lovely to see is the primary school groups because they’re our next generation of students,” he said.

“They love coming out here, looking at the animals and the machines and seeing what the big kids do.”

More than 100 students presently attend the college from all over WA. The college has been operating since 1906.

Mitchell Turner at the shearing display.
Camera IconMitchell Turner at the shearing display. Credit: Wendy Hogg

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