Class raises $1500 to help devils

A GRADE 2 class at East Launceston Primary School has raised $1500 in an effort to help save the Tasmanian devil.

The 24 pupils yesterday presented a cheque to Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal manager Rebecca Cuthill, which will go towards a range of projects from research to conservation.

``The best part of my job is coming to see young Tasmanians and how they help our Tasmanian devils. I think they are absolutely inspiring,'' Ms Cuthill said.

Teacher Amanda Watson said the class had been learning about devils for 14 weeks, and  visiting the devils at Tasmania Zoo was the first step.

``It has been a really powerful unit that will stay with them forever,'' Mrs Watson said.

Amelia Reynolds, 8, said the class had been raising money through a cupcake sale  and a black, white and red day.

Fellow pupil Zen Mercer, 8, raised $40 selling worm tea.

``I feel quite proud,'' he said.

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