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About our Virtual Classrooms

Australian Good Meat's virtual classrooms give your students the exciting opportunity to engage with an Aussie cattle, sheep or goat farmer! Students will learn:

  • How farmers look after the land and the animals on their property
  • How farmers help us to stay healthy through the production of red meat
  • How different climates in Australia affect the way farmers manage their land and dictate the types of animals they can farm
  • How farmers use technology to ensure they’re farming in the most efficient and sustainable manner possible

Students can participate in interactive activities including quizzes and Q&A sessions throughout the virtual classroom sessions. A qualified teacher facilitates each virtual classroom.

The session is geared towards primary school students and lasts around 45 minutes. There is no limit to the number of students and teachers who can attend.

Term 2 sessions available to book (all in Sydney time)

Thursday 27th May at 11 am AEST
Friday 28th May at 11 am AEST
Thursday 27th May at 2 pm AEST
Friday 28th May at 2 pm AEST

Supporting Resources

Each participant will have access to a suite of supporting resources so learning can continue after the session. There is also a variety of resources available on the Australian Good Meat Education page for teachers and students, including:

  • Curriculum study guides focused on sustainable farming and animal welfare
  • Lesson plans and activity sheets for years 3 - 10
  • Fact sheets for students about the red meat production industry

For more resources about nutrition and how red meat fits into a healthy diet, check out the practical resources and infographics available on the MLA Healthy Meals website.

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Curriculum links

Foundation to Year 2 Year 3 to Year 4 Year 5 to Year 6
Design and Technologies Explore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing, and shelter and how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating
ACTDEK003
Investigate food and fibre production and food technologies used in modern and traditional societies
ACTDEK012
Investigate how and why food and fibre are produced in managed environments and prepared to enable people to grow and be healthy
CTDEK021
Science and Technology Foundation
Living things have basic needs, including food and water
ACSSU002
Year 4
Living things have life cycles
ACSSU072
Year 5
Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment
ACSSU043
Year 1
Living things have a variety of external features
ACSSU017
Year 4
Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions
ACSHE062
Year 5 – Year 6
Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decision
ACSHE098
Year 1
Living things live in different places where their needs are met
ACSSU211
Year 6
The growth and survival of living things are affected by physical conditions of their environment
ACSSU094
Year 1 – Year 2
People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things
ACSHE022
Year 2
Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves
ACSSU030
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Farmer Profiles

Monica Ley

Monica is the Livestock Manager at Canowie, a merino sheep stud and mixed farming operation near Coonalpyn, SA. Having an extensive background in reproductive efficiency in livestock systems, Monica applies her technical knowledge to both the Canowie sheep and cattle.

Deb Gray

Deb is a passionate Angus beef producer at “Bellaringah Beef” located in the Southern Tablelands of NSW. Deb has been farming for over 17 years and is currently completing a Bachelor of Science in regenerative agriculture, agroecology, and sustainable agriculture.

Elle Moyle

Elle owns and operates a prime lamb and beef property in South West Victoria. She is currently lambing down 1100 composite ewes and running a spring calving Angus herd. Elle is also a district Veterinarian for Agriculture Victoria and has a vital role in educating other producers about the prevention of exotic animal diseases in Australia.

Bonnie Penfold

Bonnie works in a family owned beef operation in South West Queensland. Across several properties, the family produces beef for both the Australian and international markets.

When not working for the family business, Bonnie works part-time as a primary school teacher in two local schools.

Teacher Testimonials

“With the drought and bushfires so prevalent in the news, it was great to talk to Farmer Jo and hear about the little amount of rain they received and to see pictures of how dry it was there.”

Year 2 teacher, NSW

“It’s a fun and relevant educational tool that helps bring the country to the city, so keep up the good work!”

Year 3 & 4 teacher, NSW

“Awesome! Difficult with risk assessments to attend an actual farm so it was exciting to hear a real farmer speak and show us their farm.”

Kindergarten teacher, NSW

“It was a good experience for them and also how to use technology to communicate with other parts around the world.”

Year 1 teacher, WA

“Wonderful presenters - both the interviewer and farmer were engaging, informative and came across at ease. Excellent classroom experience!”

Year 4 teacher, WA