Haripad: A team of Australian students are the centre attraction in Haripad for the past few days. They are seen unloading sand and cement from the carrier vehicle and working in the rain, wearing gloves and shoes in the local school at Haripad. It is a part of their studies.

The team comprises of 51 students, 6 teachers and 3 experts from Church Lady Senior High School of Perth in Australia. The children have been separated into 3 groups and are working in three different schools. They set out from Australia on November 29.

Presently, they are helping to build a rest room in Town Muslim LP School near railway station. They will also reach the schools in Nangiarkulangara, Akamkudi, Thamallackal, Mundappalli, and Mahadevikadu. The students will be in Kerala for three weeks. They have planned in advance, the works to be completed within this period.

Though some local labourers help them with the construction of rest room, they manage to do the works such as carrying the materials to the school and mixing the cement, all by themselves. In addition to the works, they also find time to play with the children of the school and to teach them.