THERE is never a normal day at Bullarto Primary School.
The school, 54 kilometres east of Ballarat, is one of four small rural schools outside the city that plays a critical role in their community.
Bullarto principal Arthur Lane said the amazing thing about the school of 12 pupils, was it was hard to have a normal day – it’s flexible.
He said that while pupils were taught subjects the same as in bigger schools, they were always involved in other activities, including riding unicycles, gardening and caring for their goats.
“(The pupils) all play together. They learn so much more than being in the classroom,” Mr Lane said.
He said about three times a week, someone came into the school to help in the kitchen or vegetable garden.
Mr Lane said most pupils come from neighbouring towns to attend the school.
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