Friday, 25 August, was a day to remember for our Year 11 and 12 Agricultural students as they embarked on an insightful and enriching excursion to Teys Australia. The students were in for an eye-opening experience that showcased the intricate processes behind the agriculture industry, from the very beginning to the packaged end product.
The day kicked off with a warm welcome from Teys' General Manager, Wasantha Mudannayake. His presentation set the stage for what would be a day filled with knowledge and exploration. The students were eager to learn about the world of agriculture from a seasoned professional like Mr. Mudannayake.
One of the highlights of the excursion was the guided tour of Teys' state-of-the-art processing plant. The girls had the privilege of witnessing every facet of the plant's operations, from the Q floor to the boning and packing rooms. They even ventured into the impressive -25 degree freezers, where packaged meat awaited transportation. This immersive experience provided a comprehensive understanding of the journey that agricultural products undertake before reaching our tables.
After the fascinating plant tour, the students were treated to a delicious BBQ lunch, a perfect opportunity to interact with Mr. Mudannayake and some of his key employees. This informal setting allowed for insightful conversations and the chance to gain valuable insights into the agriculture industry. It was a wonderful way to wrap-up an already enlightening day.
Among the many takeaways from the excursion, the students were particularly excited about learning about Teys' cutting-edge Research and Development (R&D) facilities. These facilities are at the forefront of innovation in the agriculture sector and play a pivotal role in ensuring quality and sustainability. Witnessing these advancements firsthand left a lasting impression on our young agricultural enthusiasts.
We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Mr. Wasantha Mudannayake and the entire team at Teys Australia for their generosity in sharing their time, knowledge, and expertise with our students. This excursion provided a unique opportunity for our Year 11 and 12 Agricultural students to connect theory with practice, and it is an experience they will carry with them as they continue to explore the world of agriculture.
As our students return to their studies, they do so with a deeper appreciation for the agricultural industry and the invaluable lessons learned during their time at Teys Australia. We look forward to seeing how these experiences will shape their future endeavors in the field of agriculture.
Thank you once again to Teys Australia for making this excursion possible and for their dedication to nurturing the next generation of agricultural leaders.