Mindarie PS students get hands on with farm animals


Left: Jake Roworth-Demunck with a chicken on his head. Right: Elissa Dunford having a cuddle.
Mindarie PS students get hands on with farm animals
Left: Jake Roworth-Demunck with a chicken on his head. Right: Elissa Dunford having a cuddle.

MINDARIE Primary School students experienced a hint of country life during a recent visit by the Royal Agricultural Society of WA.

The children got to walk amongst the animals, petting sheep, rabbits, chickens, ducks and dogs during the May 19 visit, and watched the stage production The Country Life.

“Many of our students are from South Africa and England and don’t have any knowledge of Australian farming and farm animals,” associate principal Andrea White said.

“This experience provided them with knowledge about farming, technology, sustainability and careers.”

While the school has therapy dogs, the children enjoyed seeing working dogs that were trained to respond to a shepherd’s whistle and learned that the dogs rounded up more than 1000 sheep at a time.

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