Did you know that 2020 has been declared the International Year of Plant Health by the United Nations General Assembly? This year is a once in a lifetime opportunity to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment and boost economic development.
To celebrate and support this concept, the Hermitage is running a competition to encourage schools and their students to explore the importance of plant health.
Our Year 7B Science class was captured this week setting up plots as part of their competition entry for a plant nutrition trial. The class has mapped out an experiment and plans to measure and monitor the health of an oats crop which will be planted in the College Ag plot.
Mr Collett said the student response has been encouraging so far. “Students love this activity as they develop practical science skills and can link this experiment to real world applications around them.”
We can’t wait to see how this experiment develops. Stay tuned for updates!