News bulletin: 7 May 2012
A new initiative has been launched to allow Year 6 students in metropolitan areas to gain a better understanding of rural and regional Victoria.
Expressions of interest are now open for the City Kids Experience Country Life program, which gives students the chance to learn more about dairy and agriculture industries, find out where their food comes from and take in the local attractions.
Schools have the choice of participating in the program in a number of different areas around the state, including Hume, Grampians, Loddon Mallee, Barwon South West and Gippsland regions. Each program will run over four days and three nights, catering for approximately 30 students.
The program also aims to give students a chance to find out about potential career opportunities in regional Victoria and build relationships with rural students and their families.
The program is supported through the Victorian Government’s Regional Growth Fund. All travel costs, including to and from programs and local travel arrangements, will be provided at no cost to students or schools.
All government, independent and Catholic metropolitan based Year 6 students are eligible to apply for the program.
For more information or to apply, see: City Kids Experiencing Country Life Initiative