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School students love to show animals at show

CHICKEN CHAMPION: Dee Hunt from Stanwell proudly stands next to her winning chickens at the Mount Morgan Show.
CHICKEN CHAMPION: Dee Hunt from Stanwell proudly stands next to her winning chickens at the Mount Morgan Show. SHARYN ONEILL Roksmmorgan

KING CONG by name, but not so much by nature.

The little two-week-old calf was just one of the Rockhampton Grammar School's entrants in this year's Mount Morgan show.

The event was a first for the agriculture students, most of who come from rural properties across the region.

Year 9 student Cassie Dowrick was excited to win a third place ribbon in the cattle handling competition.

"I was leading Queenie," she said.

"She played up a bit, but she went really well."

Teacher Ku Lacey said the ribbons they took home were just the icing on the cake.

"It's always good to get the kids out of school doing something they enjoy," she said.

"Most of them are from properties so this is a

connection to home.

"It's been a great day."

There was something for everyone at the annual event, which kicked off at the showgrounds on Saturday morning.

Hundreds of people passed through the gates to check out the pavilions, stalls, events and rides.

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