Betting the Farm on Student’s Future

Tristan WheelerManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Bailey Pollard with Manjimup Senior High School's sheep flock.
Camera IconBailey Pollard with Manjimup Senior High School's sheep flock. Credit: Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

Farmers in the region have stepped up and donated sheep to Manjimup Senior High School to replace the school’s sheep killed in dog attacks.

Farmers Phil Dorrell and Glen Simcock donated 10 sheep each to the school’s flock.

Mr Dorrell donated 10 dohne sheep, while Mr Simcock donated 10 merino sheep.

Mr Dorrell said he was keen to promote agriculture for the high school’s students.

“I thought ‘well if we are going to promote agriculture and want these young people to come into it, we actually have to stand up and help a little bit’,” he said.

Mr Simcock said it was good to see the school had an agricultural program.

“We really encourage young kids to pursue agriculture as a career,” he said.

Principal Kerry Mather said the school was overwhelmed by the donation.

“They have generously enabled our students to continue access to the sheep program, because that was looking as if it wasn’t going to go ahead, because we didn’t have enough sheep,” Ms Mather said.

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