Showbags tested for quality and safety in preparation for Royal Show

A selection of showbags on offer at the Royal Show. Photo: Supplied.School children from Wheatbelt given the crucial task of inspecting showbags in the lead-up to the IGA Perth Royal Show have given the offerings a big thumbs up.
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The 25 kids from kindergarten to year six made the trip from their Badgingarra primary school, located 205 kilometres north of Perth to carry out the test duties.

The children were joined by WA Minister for Commerce Michael Mischin at the Claremont Showgrounds.

There will be over 300 showbags on offer from as little as one dollar for a Candy World bag, with the Jeane Pierre Sancho Macaron Showbag taking the top spot at $280.

Kids under 12 no longer receive free entry into the show due to a state government decision in the 2015-16 budgeting period.

After undergoing safety checks by Consumer Protection and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission all showbags were deemed safe for children.

Despite the checks, Minister for Commerce Michael Mischin said parents need to remain vigilant.

” It’s up to parents to ensure, particularly in mixed age households the bags that are being distributed and used by their children are safe,” he said.

Agricultural Society president Rob Wilson said despite the “double impact” presented by the AFL finals, normal attendance numbers were expected .

” I think a lot of families recognise it is good value to come to the show,” he said.

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