Nashdale Public School is making a moo-ve to embrace beef at the Australian National Field Days this year, carrying on two years of working with animals and the industry.
Students have made, designed and painted over a dozen cow cut-outs to adorn the field days, which begin next week, and will also head along to the festivities at Borenore.
However, students and staff have had cows - real ones - in and around the school for the past two years, with an 18-strong herd across living across Nashdale and Cargo under the care of the school and P&C.
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It's a unique fundraiser for the P&C association, building off seven heifers donated last year by Spring Hill-based cattle buyer Warren Watts.
The school community took on the responsibility of raising them, with the White family and others around Nashdale providing space for them to live.
They've raised about $17,000 for the P&C over 24 months.
Nashdale Public School captains Jack Garlick and Holly Adams said it had been "really good" having them around the school.
"We started last year and we sold them and got nine this year, we breed a lot of Angus out here," Jack said.
"We've been tagging them when we got them and take them in and do that, so you learn what it's like.
"It's helped Nashdale because it makes money for the school so we can buy new stuff."
Holly said while they didn't get to see the heifers every day, or even every week, it was still hugely beneficial to the students and P&C.
She also added it was "really good" to be able to jump on-board with the field days and prepare some of the decoration.
"Each class has done their own," she said.
NSW Farmers Association Orange Branch chair Bruce Reynolds said it was great to highlight agriculture in the curriculum, with the association helping provide funds for the artwork.
"Kids are making cutouts of cattle to take to the Field Days with beef being the theme, we've provided the funds so they can learn arts and craft, cutting out the wood, painting and delivering," Mr Reynolds said.
"A lot of these kids are really connected to agriculture, they're really taking it on. It's great they're able to be involved and partake in the classroom."
The field days run from October 24 to 26.
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