Mitch Robinson, 16 and Damien Herman, 15 of South Grafton High School get a first look at their new babies as part of South Gra
Mitch Robinson, 16 and Damien Herman, 15 of South Grafton High School get a first look at their new babies as part of South Gra

A taste of fatherhood



TWO Year Eleven boys from South Grafton High School are set to become fathers, and they have the support of their principal, teacher and a GP.

Virtual fathers that is.

On Friday Damien Herman and Mitch Robinson, 15 and 16 respectively, will pick up their virtual babies for a three-day stint as fathers, including feeding and changing nappies.

Damien will have to take his baby to work at the Wooli Bowling Club.

"I am nervous about it and I know it will be challenging," he said.

They have to hold the babies a certain way. If they don't, it will show up on a report.

"It will definitely give me more idea about what it will be like in real life," Mitch said.

But he plans on waiting another decade for the real thing and thinks 20-something is a good age to have children.

There are 40 in the class which consists primarily of females.

It is part of the community and family studies subjects and the virtual babies are supplied by the MidNorth Coast Division of General Practice.



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