The Schools Poultry Competition offers a unique hands-on educational experience for students and can assist with developing new skills, encouraging responsible behaviour and inspiring new interests and career options.
Conducted by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV), the Royal Melbourne Show Schools Poultry Competition - Egg Laying Section, gives students the opportunity to raise and care for young hens, tracking their performance and preparing them for judging by commercial egg industry experts.
2017 Key Dates
Entries Open: Monday 23 January 2017
Entries Close: Friday 31 March 2017
Royal Melbourne Show: Saturday 23 September - Tuesday 3 October 2017
Why should your school be involved?
"I firmly believe that being part of the competition has had an incredibly positive influence on the welbeing of our students. The sense of pride in having our chickens, their eggs and poster at the Royal Melbourne Show is wonderful and I'm sure everyone throughout the area knows that we have prize-winning chickens at our school! It is a great competition to be part of!"
Student Wellbeing Leader,
St Pius X Primary School