Owen Primary School 'Rope 4 Hope' initiative helps Eyre Peninsula farmers

School students from the mid-north have donated a road train of hay to farmers on the Eyre Peninsula to help them through the dry season.

After a month of fundraising, the much needed relief arrived in Cowell and Arno Bay over the weekend.

Year 3 an 4 students from Owen Primary School have spent the past month making and selling more than 100 adjustable rope bracelets in their lunch breaks to raise money.

Cowell farmer Paul Webb is one of three farmers who received a donation.

His property, Eagle Ridge, has had just three inches of rain all year, and strong winds have made it even harder to grow crops. 

With around 2500 sheep to feed, the hay is welcome, but Mr Webb said it was the generosity of the children that he found most important.

“It’s pretty touching actually”, he said.

Mr Webb sent photos of his property back to the school, so the students could see who the donations were helping.

Mr Webb’s wife Jacqui also expressed gratitude to the children for doing their part to help the farmers.

“They should be very proud of themselves,” she said.