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Hi, all, Ayshah here with your Tuesday Newsround update!

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First up, homework and a school that does it differently.

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Most schools do homework, but some think primary

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schools should scrap it.

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Jenny's been to a school that swapped spellings

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and sums for other things.

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I went on a conker walk.

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I fit my entire body through a piece of a

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full A4 paper.

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I designed my own board game.

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I made a cake from scratch.

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These might sound like fun things you do on a weekend, but they are

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actually homework tasks set by the headteacher at this primary

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school in Yorkshire, where they can pick

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If you're not too busy after doing all that homework,

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how about a spot of cow-riding?

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Yes, that's right, cow-riding!

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I know, sounds udderly ridiculous to me.

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But that's what one girl in New Zealand is doing.

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Take a look at this.

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This is Hannah Simpson.

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As an 11-year-old, she dreamed of having a

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horse, but when her parents said no, she moved onto the next best thing

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and jumped on a cow instead.

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I've always loved adventure, so I think

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it was an idea from my younger brother to ride the cow, so I just

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jumped on and away we went.

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Hannah lives on a dairy farm in New Zealand

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and became instant friends with Swiss brown cow, Lilac.

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The unusual pair are common sight in the local

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town as they go about their daily rides.

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Hannah has even taught Lilac to jump!

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OK, that's just milking it.

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Although she doesn't always behave herself.

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We're not finished!

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Come here.

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It depends on her mood, I guess.

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Sometimes she loves going up the road and down the river.

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She gets bored, I think, on the farm.

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Cow riding may be unusual, but it is all good for Lilac.

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I don't think it will do any harm to the cow, I think

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it's very good for the cow to get out and about and do something

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different.

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Hannah's now 18 and these two best friends are

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inseparable.

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I couldn't imagine ever getting rid of Lilac.

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She's definitely not for sale.

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You don't need a cow calculator to work out

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that Lilac really is outstanding in her field.

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Moo!

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That's all from me and the team today, go online to see our weather

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report on whether or not snow could be coming this week.

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Ricky's got your Newsround headlines tomorrow morning at 7.40am,

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so do join us then.

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Don't forget to check out the website for all the rest

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of the day's stories.

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Bye!

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