Picture: Galen Students with Calves
Picture: Galen Students with Calves

Calves come to Galen

From the 29th of August to the 15th September, 7.1 and 7.5 are going to be looking after two adorable calves. They arrived at about 11:00am last Monday, and we named them Coco and Caramel. They are both Illawarra breed. Coco is dark brown all over, Caramel is light brown and white. When they arrived Coco was 85 kilos  and Caramel was 84 kilos.

The groups of 7.1 and 7.5 must feed the calves twice a day morning and afternoon. We have to make a two litre bottle of milk for each of them, they also have grain to eat. We need to clean out the pen and check that they are healthy.

During our science lessons we take turns to brush the calves, pat and play with them. We also have to keep a journal for every second day about how they are, how much they weigh and if they are healthy. We had to research and prepare for their arrival, like putting down rice hulls in their shelter and removing any rubbish that was in there. In our groups we have to make our own newsletter about the three weeks that they were here for and write a letter of thanks to the farmer who lent us his calves to look after.

A big thankyou to Mrs Murphy and Mrs Crowhurst for their help with information about the calves and looking after the calves while they are here.

By Taylah Matheson Gray and Annie Jordan from 7.1

Picture: Galen Students with Calves
Picture: Galen Students with Calves

Pictured: Allana Young, Simon Gulliford, Alex Antonello, Bailey McLeod and Tarni Semple.