If you drive past Orange High School over the holidays and see a raft of farm animals rummaging about on the ovals, don't fear - they're not recreating their own version of Chicken Run.
Far from it, said Orange High School principal Chad Bliss.
The animals have been given free reign over the school's ovals while students are on holidays to save on mowing and to keep them healthy.
"We made the decision that we still had staff there and with the grass quite green we could let them out and utilise the space while the kids are away," Mr Bliss said.
"We can utilise the feed for them, rather than need to mow they take care of it and have access to fresh feed."
"It's a win-win, they have access to much-needed green feed."
He said there was no danger of teachers working over the holidays having cows mooing outside their windows, however.
"We're constricting to the back areas, fenced off the areas we don't want them in."
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