Forget bake sales: This elementary school is set to raise $50,000 because they grew wheat as a school project.
· Nov 7, 2022 ·

Wheat is so expensive these days that an Australian elementary school in New South Wales decided to teach their kids how to grow wheat as a school project and sell it for a fundraiser.

The wheat was grown on a block of land behind the school donated by a former student for the project.

School principal Sky Dedman said,

We spent a lot of time in the paddock looking at how the seed would develop into the wheat, the processing, the harvest. There was a lot we wanted to teach them.

Each day the students swap out uniforms for work shirts and boots and spend some time tending the crop.

The harvest is expected to net the school up to $50,000, which they plan on using for field trips to see how the grain gets processed and sent to market.

"Being able to take them to Newcastle to see the grain being loaded, they'll then see the whole cycle of from planting the seed to selling to the export market," Ms Dedman said.

I guarantee this group of kids will not be in "food comes from grocery stores" camp when they grow up. The school staff that came up with this project is absolutely brilliant. We need more teachers like these in the world.

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