A challenge laid down to Catholic primary schools across the Bathurst Diocese has galvanised the community of St Pius X Primary School in Dubbo, in central west NSW, reports the ABC.
The call went out to recently to Diocesan schools to help raise funds for drought stricken farmers across the NSW bush, to give some practical support as well as showing solidarity with farming families under pressure.
The little school, with a student population of 180 children, held a big farm-day in their playground, complete with sheep-shearing, hay-rides, yabby races and haystack searches for lollies rather than needles.
And, in the grand tradition of school fund-raisers, there were raffles and cake stalls galore; at the end of the day there was a lot of excitement when they realised they had raised $1720.
Photo: St Pius students learn about fatrms and drought
FULL STORY Small school farm-day raises $1700 for drought-affected farmers (ABC)