Donkey Sanctuary 2008

On Friday September 21, the Lower school very much enjoyed a visit from some of the staff and residents of the Simouth Donkey Sanctuary. Their visit was arranged after Year2 became interested in the welfare of retired donkeys, having read ‘Horse Pie’ by Dick King Smith, last term

Cocoa and Springy arrived in their smart horsebox, and were soon being groomed and walked by the children. The staff explained about the work of the sanctuary, about the care that the donkeys need and answered our many questions. We gave the donkeys plenty of love and attention during the afternoon, before they were loaded, rather reluctantly, back into the horsebox to head home.

We hope in the future to learn about the work carried out to keep donkeys healthy in countries where donkeys are still very much part of the workforce.

We enjoyed the visit from two donkeys and their helpers from Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary. They explained about the work of the sanctuary and about the care of donkeys. We were allowed to groom and walk the donkeys, Cocoa and Springy and hope in the future to learn abut working donkeys in other countries.

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