Norwich Primary Academy’s pupils help out at Redwings Aylsham

Norwich Primary Academy visits Redwings

This week, 50 Year Two school children spent a day at Redwings Aylsham to learn about the Sanctuary and the work we do. They also got stuck in and helped our farm team with some very important jobs.

The day kicked-off with the group meeting horsey mascot Red, who loved all the extra attention. The other horses, ponies and donkeys at Aylsham also wanted a good fuss so the group enjoyed a tour of the site to meet our rescued residents.

Adoption Stars Wiggins and Wacko were on hand to help explain the differences between horses and donkeys, while Amigo (whose skin is sensitive to sunlight) and Owl (who is visually impaired) helped show why some residents need extra care at Redwings.

The real work started after lunch when the energetic students gave our team a helping hand on the farm, including making hay nets, cleaning water troughs and even poo picking in our big horse field!

The pupils were such a fantastic help and everyone worked really hard to get their jobs done – we think they secretly enjoyed all the poo picking. Thanks very much Norwich Primary Academy, you are very welcome to come back any time to give our team a well-deserved break! 

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