Shenton College students had a real taste of the country life when they were greeted by flocks of sheep on the school oval.

Farmers, sheep and dogs all visited the school as part of the ‘Sheep at School’ program aimed at increasing students’ knowledge and understanding of science and primary industry.

Students saw demonstrations from sheep dogs, met Fyfe the 150kg stud ram, listened to information sessions from farmers and participated in a range of learning activities. Learning activities included observing and interacting with farmers and industry representatives including sheep dog trials, White Suffolk Sheep and Bioclip wool harvesting. At UWA they met Professors and PhD students and participated in laboratory activities,

The day provided students with the opportunity to broaden their knowledge about primary industries and to put learning into a real context.

Resource Material

Summary of the Project

Proposal for the West Australian Project


Curriculum Links

Powerpoint Summary of the Project

Teacher and Student Activities

Powerpoint Presentation for Teachers
Letter to Parents
Networking Day Letter
Sheep at School Teacher Presentation
Schedule of Events
To Do List
Letter to Peter Trefall
Letter to Gary
History (Merino)
Sheep at School Question Sheet
Sheep Reflections
Report – Sheep at School
A3 Presentation Image


Sheep at Shenton Media Release
Sheep turn it up in city classroom
ABC Country Hour – Interview with Dr David Russell and Warwick Mathews
ABC Country Hour – Interview with Warwick Mathews