After a wet start to the day in Sydney, the Show Radio 2016 crew ditched raincoats and jumpers for high-vis vests before entering the flurry of activity that was the Sydney Showgrounds.
Rides were being raised, showbags stuffed, pigs prepped to be petted, scones put in the oven and assorted foods placed on sticks; all in the lead up to the grand opening of this year’s Sydney Royal Easter Show tomorrow, the largest event held in Australia.
Among the busy workmen, Royal Agricultural Society staff and dedicated volunteers, were scores of students attending the Primary Preview Day. NSW primary school students were given hands-on opportunities to learn from Aussie farmers at the Show’s Food Farm and
Farmyard Nursery how food and fibre is produced in Australia.
Kids who missed out on the preview day are able to catch up at education sessions which are part of the Show Schools Program held every school day during the show.
As for the Show Radio crew, we were shown the ropes around our home base for the next two weeks and the mountain of gear we will be using to capture the sounds of the Show. You will be able to catch us from the 17th to 30th of March, on 107.9 FM, or might even see us roving around the showgrounds sniffing out a story. Please come and say hello!
– Kit Mochan