The animals at Glenaeon are an important part of the emotional/social well being of some of the students. As domestics they require physical care daily.
15 families were rostered for a total of 54 days of the holiday period at the Middle Cove Campus. Families came to clean, water and feed the chickens and duck daily.
The summer's extreme weather of heat and wet, locked school gates, flock predators and the sheer responsibility often made the volunteer task an adventure.The families represent the spread of our Glenaeon community: from Playgroup through Preschool and Kindergarten to Primary and High School.
The helpers include graduates, grandparents and friends of the parents and students too.
We are so glad to have an abundance of flowers and vegetables that families can harvest (in addition to the eggs ) to take home after their shift.
Many of these families are wanting to continue this care during the weekends because their children enjoyed the meaningful activity and became attached to the flock and their beautiful garden setting.
Please contact Sandra Frain on S.Frain@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au with enquiries.