Going to school by barrel train
Going to school has never been more fun for students in the tiny remote community of Punmu in the Pilbara, Western Australia.
The student’s enthusiasm for travelling to school in a barrel towed behind a tractor has led to an increase in school attendance. To enjoy the ride home, students must remain at school all day, and that is happening consistently.
The idea came to Punmu Community Coordinator John Reudavey while attending a fair in Perth. Designed and built with the help of John’s friends Donald Graham and Peter Doery, the barrel train has been embraced by the community.