donate link to home page link to home page about the disease Save the Tasmanian devil. Devil Facial Tumouir Disease threatens the existence of this internationally-recognised icon. In some areas more than 90% of the Tasmanian devil population has been wiped out.

Crescent Head students saving Tasmanian devils

This Page/Cresecent Head Primary School.jpgStudents at the Crescent Head Public School have raised more than $500 to help eradicate a fatal disease that is killing Australia’s Tasmanian devils.

During Term 2 this year, the K/1 class at Crescent Head Public School were learning about information texts and they spent several weeks researching Tasmanian devils.

However, what started as a literacy project soon became the focus of their passion.

They had discovered that Tasmanian devils were suffering and dying from Devil Facial Tumour Disease at an alarming rate. Students in the K/1 class were determined to do to something to help save the Tassie devils. So began their planning to hold a ‘Black and White Day’ to raise awareness about and money for the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program Appeal.

They emailed back and forth and set a date. They also set a target to raise $250. Through sharing their knowledge with all of the classes from Kinder to Year 6, the project became a focus of the whole school community.

The school was overwhelmed by the parent and community support for this very worthwhile initiative from the K/1 class and teacher.

All classes were actively involved in learning activities about these beautiful rare marsupials with fun activities on the day including dressing up in black and white, creative arts activities and lots of black and white tasty treats to eat which raised more than $500 on this fun educational day for all students.

First published in the The Macleay Argus Thursday 10 December 2015