Longerenong College ready for 2017 open day

OPEN: Longerenong College students Chloe Wheeler, Julia Ash, Bonnie Kenner and Brad Robinson. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI
OPEN: Longerenong College students Chloe Wheeler, Julia Ash, Bonnie Kenner and Brad Robinson. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

ORGANISERS of the annual Longerenong College open day are gearing up for one of the biggest days in the college’s history.

The open day will start at 10am on Sunday.

College business development manager Donna Winfield said the day was designed for anyone looking at studying at the college or a career in agriculture.

“It is a day where students and staff can showcase what we have on offer, from course structure to what career opportunities are available to someone once they complete their studies,” she said.

“We had a proud history dating back to 1889 and student interest in the college has increased significantly over the past few years.”

Mrs Winfield expected a big crowd at this year’s open day.

“I think it will be the biggest we have seen in a long time,” she said.

“Lots of people have already registered online and we have people coming from NSW, South Australia and across Victoria.

“There might even be people coming from Tasmania.”

Presentations will run throughout the open day, at 10.15am, 11.15am and 1.30pm.

Mrs Winfield said there would tours of the college, the farm and student accommodation.

“Tours will run throughout the day,” she said.

“People will also be able to taste the food we offer at the college, with our caterer providing lunch.”

Students getting ready to enter the steer competition at the Melbourne Show will also use the day as a chance to practice their skills.

“There will be a show steer parade,” Mrs Winfield said.

“The show steer team gives students an opportunity to learn animal handling and skills like clipping and grooming.

“The team will be heading to the Melbourne Show in September hoping for their fourth consecutive grand champion carcass award.

“This is their first parade before the show and many supporters of the program will come to watch.”

Mrs Winfield said people could register online or just come along on the day.