Holy Family Skennars Head has recently installed a chicken coop, containing eight adult chickens, on their oval. The coop used to be a place where snakes inhabited and weeds grew, however that all changed thanks to our Assistant Principal, Mr Sullivan. He cleared out the coop with some help from staff, students and our groundsman Simon Bailey.
Year 4 students have recently been studying a Science unit called From Farm to Families. This unit teaches us how food is produced and how it ends up on our dining table. Together Year 4 students and teachers helped put mulch in the nesting boxes to make the chickens comfortable. The new chicks are fed a healthy diet containing leftovers from the tuck shop at our school. The chickens arrived at Holy Family on 15 March. The students were very excited to see them and are all looking forward to taking great care of them. The chickens are a great addition to our school and Holy Family would like to thank everyone who has helped out along the way, especially North Coast Stock Feeds in Ballina for supporting us with the supplies needed.
By Edith Barber Yr 4