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Thursday, 20th September, 2018

Adelaide Schultz sports her solar system skirt and ‘I love Pluto’ top for career day, to raise money for drought-affected farmers. PICTURE: Emily Ferguson Adelaide Schultz sports her solar system skirt and ‘I love Pluto’ top for career day, to raise money for drought-affected farmers. PICTURE: Emily Ferguson

By Emily Ferguson

Broken Hill North Public School’s Adelaide Schultz helped raise $400 for drought affected farmers.

The year 2 student came up with the idea of holding a career day at their school, where students could dress up as what they would like to be when they grow up.

The idea came about after she saw footage of the impact of drought on farmers, she recognised that the whole community is affected by the plight of farmers and it takes people from all walks of like to pitch in together to help them.

Adelaide wrote to the school’s principal Brett Cumming and asked if they could hold a fundraiser career day.

She hoped that their career day fundraiser could help out the farmers, even just a little bit. 

“I thought of the kids in the drought and I thought of the farmers and I thought how about we raise some money because I heard they weren’t getting paid,” said Adelaide.

“I think it’s really dry and I think the farmers are in really big pain, I’ve heard the farmers children have been coming in really sad crying because an animal has died overnight.”

As for her career aspirations, Adelaide would like to become an Astrophysicist, because she loves space but doesn’t exactly want to go to outer space. 

“An astrophysicist studies space so they would look at how the solar system works and all that,” said Adelaide.

“Right now I’m learning all my elements, I know all four elements of life ... hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen and carbon.”

Adelaide’s favourite subject is science: “I get to learn about how the world works and all that, so that’s why I love science.”

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