Westbury Primary School fundraise for Canberra trip

Pupils from Westbury Primary School have been busy shoveling manure in a bid to raise money to learn more about the Great War. 

In early June, 11 grade 6 pupils will fly to Canberra to spend time at the Australian War Memorial. 

Principal Chris Brown said it was a joint project with the RSL and the Westbury and Districts Historical Society, which are writing a book to commemorate the region’s involvement in the Great War. 

“We normally go to Hobart for our grade 6 camp, but this year it’s different, and it’s not going to be cheap,” Ms Brown said. 

“We don’t want anyone to miss out and we want to keep costs to families at a minimum.”

Ms Brown said the reason they had chosen Canberra was because of the memorial.

“We thought ‘we want to do this right’, so we better go to Canberra,” she said. 

Since then, the school has shovelled about 600 bags of sheep manure to help raise funds, and held a car boot sale on the weekend. 

A trivia night will also be held at the RSL on June 12.