Shear delight for students school farm

Farm demonstration: Local shearer Nathan Hahn and some of his workers showed St Colman’s School students how to shear, drench and mark the sheep at the school’s farm.

Farm demonstration: Local shearer Nathan Hahn and some of his workers showed St Colman’s School students how to shear, drench and mark the sheep at the school’s farm.

ST Colman’s School sheep received their first shearing last week since being added to the school’s farm.

Local shearer Nathan Hahn and some of his workers came into the school last Wednesday to shear, drench and mark the sheep.

Students then tried their hand at shearing, from which the school then sold the fleece for a profit of $37.04.

St Colman’s School principal Tim Bourke thanked Mr Hahn and said the next stage of the project was under way.

“We’ve just ripped up the soil to prepare the ground for our fruit orchard,” he said.

“It can’t happen until May, June, July, but we need to do work on that.

“We’re also reconstructing our shed, which was blown over in the strong winds and the zucchinis are coming through now.”

The school farm work has finished for the year, ahead of the school concert next Wednesday, December 9 from 6pm.

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