Students from a new show team from Camden Haven High School have competed in the Upper Hunter Beef Bonanza at Scone.
The four girls from year 7 and 8 were mentored by Kempsey High School and Hastings Secondary College (Port Macquarie Campus) students.
Bianca Hamilton, Monique Roberts, Ebony Minett and Chloe Van Maanen built valuable skills in cooperation, working as a team and respect, while continuing to learn more about cattle.
The students spent four days camping and looking after their two school steers to prepare for parading and judging.
Bianca and Chloe both received Highly Commended awards in their heats for parading.
A spokesperson from the school said the junior judging was a highly contested event, where students learnt a great deal from their peers and from older students.
The CHHS team also visited a horse stud Godolphin, where former student Tahlia Cranfield now works.
“The team was given a guided tour of this amazing facility and even got the opportunity to rub the noses of million dollar horses,” the spokesperson said.
The new team members were supported by former CHHS students, Jaimee and Tahlia, who were able to give them tips about parading and judging.
“They were enthusiastic ambassadors of the event and helped the young CHHS girls stay on track and focused,” the school spokesperson said.
The school is open to accepting other interested and enthusiastic members to the show team.