PRIMARY school students decided to help drought-stricken farmers by joining the ‘Fiver for a Farmer’ campaign.
The ‘Fiver for a Farmer’ campaign had students dressing up as farmers and donating $5 to raise money and awareness about farmers who are experiencing the drought.
The campaign was started by a 10-year-old boy named Jack Berne from NSW.
Ararat West Primary School and Buangor Primary School, who hosted the Maroona and Moyston Primary School, raised money for the cause on August 17.
Ararat West Primary School student Harry said he approached his teacher after hearing about ‘Fiver for a Farmer’ on Sunrise.
“This boy name Jack Berne is my age and he came up with the idea to help farmers in drought and give back to the community,” he said. “I thought that it would be good to give back to our community.”
The school raised $842, which will be donated towards the campaign.
Buangor Primary School principal Sally Peacock said the school hosted a ‘Fiver for a Farmer’ group day with Maroona and Moyston Primary School.
She said students dressed as farmers and participated in a range of activities, which included bush art, orienteering and cooking damper on sticks.
Ms Peacock said the students had raised $674 for the campaign.
“It was a great day and a fantastic effort for three small schools to raise $674 for our drought stricken farmers,” she said.