French primary school keeps class open by enrolling sheep as pupils

A class at a primary school of a small village in the French Alps was due to close on an administrative order because it had lost five of its previous numbers of 266 pupils, placing it just under the reglementary threshold, but in an operation organised by the local mayor, parents and a local farmer, it appears to have been saved after the latter enrolled 15 of his ewes, birth certificates in hand, for the start of the next academic year.

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A farmer has enrolled 15 sheep at a French primary school to boost pupil numbers after authorities announced plans to close a class, reports BBC News.