CIT Students Grow Skills at Floriade
15 Sep 2011
CIT students are growing their workplace skills at Floriade for the 10th year running, helping to provide services and displays at Australia's premier floral event.
Along with their teachers the students will undertake the following activities:
Victory Garden – CIT horticulture students have grown a large number of old-fashioned vegetables to create a "Victory Garden". Presented by the Australian War Memorial and Yates Seeds, the garden will demonstrate how home gardeners grew their own food during World War One and Two.
Display Garden – CIT horticultural students will create beautiful gardens to compete for a gold medal in the 2011 Floriade Display Gardens. Building the CIT display garden is a great opportunity for CIT students to showcase their work while gaining valuable experience in construction and seeing a project through from inception to completion.
Blue Poles – Inspired by Jackson Pollock's famous artwork, CIT's Certificate lll in Design Fundamentals and Visual Art and Contemporary Craft students have created imaginary creatures emerging from the painterly world of "Blue Poles".
Designs of Taste – CIT floristry students will provide the perfect floral accessories for an amazing array of fashion designs created by CIT fashion students. The adventurous and experimental designs focus on the aesthetic of taste as part of a tribute to this year's Floriade theme of "A Feast for the Senses".
Passion for Fashion - Floristry students will each create a gown made predominantly from floral materials, allowing them to combine their creativity with the skills they have acquired while studying at CIT.
Cooking Demonstrations – CIT's award-winning culinary teachers will provide sugar and chocolate sculpting, as well as fruit and vegetable carving demonstrations that are designed to enlighten and inspire a wave of budding master chefs.
Sports Skills for Children – Families can try a range of sport based skill development activities designed to get your children moving. Each day there will be a different sports theme allowing children to develop the fundamental skills for each sport.
Children's Play Spaces – Families can relax and watch their children enjoy a range of interactive and creative activities with CIT children's services students (under the supervision of their teachers) at the Children's Tent.
Media are invited to interviewing students and staff involved in the above activities by contacting CIT Media Liaison Manager.