Grasmere pupils get lesson in cuddles and care

Six-year-olds Lexie Twitt (left),  Maisie Henderson and Jenna Umney from Grasmere Primary School get up close and cuddly with some puppies.  Picture: LEANNE PICKETT

Six-year-olds Lexie Twitt (left), Maisie Henderson and Jenna Umney from Grasmere Primary School get up close and cuddly with some puppies. Picture: LEANNE PICKETT

ONE of the things Grasmere Primary School pupils learnt during their visit to the The Vet Group's Wollaston clinic was that dogs get their temperature taken rectally rather than orally.

Fortunately for the dog on display, no demonstration was required.

The Vet Group's Dr Elise Harding explains the intricacies of pet ownership to Grasmere Primary School pupils yesterday.  Pictures: LEANNE PICKETT

The Vet Group's Dr Elise Harding explains the intricacies of pet ownership to Grasmere Primary School pupils yesterday. Pictures: LEANNE PICKETT

That gem of information was part of a wealth of knowledge the pupils gathered during a day-long excursion that gave them an insight into the roles of a number of community services.

Grasmere prep-year 1 teacher Abby Madden said the pupils also visited Warrnambool's air ambulance and the Warrnambool postal depot.

She said the excursion gave pupils an idea about what was involved with some of the occupations available in the community.

Ms Madden said the pupils would also hear from a dentist and firefighters about their roles.

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