A farmer has enrolled 15 sheep at a French primary school to boost pupil numbers after authorities announced plans to close a class.
Jules Ferry school in Crêts-en-Belledonne, a village in the Alps northeast of Grenoble, had seen its student numbers fall from 266 to 261.
But in an act of defiance herder Michel Girerd decided to symbolically register some of his ewes.
Among the new pupils are Baa-bete, Dolly and Shaun. Read more