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Pupils muck in at horse sanctuary

Published on 22/05/17

Children at Norwich Primary Academy have enjoyed a ‘hay day’ – and plenty of hard work – as they helped out at a Norfolk horse sanctuary.

The Year 2 pupils visited Redwings Horse Sanctuary in Aylsham on Tuesday, May 16 to tie in with their current topic of charity and fundraising.

They spent the day learning how the sanctuary cares for its rescued horsey and donkey residents, getting hands-on with jobs like filling haynets, scrubbing water troughs, and the muckiest job of all – clearing a field of pony poo.

Teacher Saffron Palmer said: “As we are a city school, our children don’t always have the opportunity to get out into the countryside, and some had never seen horses and donkeys up close before.

“A few of them weren’t keen on poo picking at first, but for most it was their favourite part!

“All the children had an absolutely amazing day and it was lovely to see them smiling and laughing from start to finish.”