MT Clear Primary School pupils watched in amazement yesterday as a crane lifted a heritage W-Class tram onto their school grounds.
Principal Danny Forrest said the school planned to convert the tram into a “tram car cafe”, as the centrepiece of the its Kitchen Garden Program.
Classes from across the school have been growing vegetables at the school’s veggie patch as part of the program.
Mr Forrest said the hope was that, eventually, students would be able to use the vegetables to prepare food for the tram car cafe.
“We’re going to grow, harvest, prepare and share,” he said.
It took just two months for Mr Forrest to secure the tram for the school, with the help of a state government grant and community donations.
At 17 tonnes, the tram is a lot heavier than the toy trains little Lachlan Jew is used to playing with, and the significance was not lost on the prep pupil.
“Imagine if that fell on your toe!” he said.