Dunalley pupils treated to farm life

IT'S not every day you have a flock of ducks to feed at school, unless, of course, you're at Hagley Farm School.

A group of 16 grade 6 Dunalley Primary School pupils are enjoying life on a working school farm for camp this week.

The pupils have spent time with their Hagley counterparts in the classroom, as well as learning about cottage industries such as making butter, bread and spinning wool.

Hagley school principal Mick Davy said the trip was made possible following a student-led fund-raiser and community donations for the Dunalley school after the devastating 2013 bushfires.

``After the bushfires we wondered what we could do as a school - what's something unique after their tragedy and the massive challenges they had,'' Mr Davy said.

``So we got talking with them and this was one way we came up with that we could help.''

Some money also came from the Tasmanian Community Fund and the W. D. Booth Charitable Trust.

Dunalley teacher aide Kristy Abbott said the destruction of the school forced the students to adjust a lot to the situation, however, it has also helped them to be more accommodating.

 Visit the Hagley Farm  School on Saturday for the annual fair, from 11am until 2pm.

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