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Every year we host our annual Summer Club at our five visitor centres, where we offer children aged six to 11 the opportunity to learn about how we care for our horses and donkeys, and get hands-on with fun, educational activities.
Sadly we had to make the decision to cancel our plans for Summer Club this year, but we didn’t want our young supporters to miss out, so we’ve decided to take it online!
Kicking-off today, and every Monday throughout August, we’ll be sharing special videos, quizzes, activities and print-at-home posters - perfect for providing the children with some entertainment during the summer holidays. There will also be a certificate to download every week and a final one to celebrate completing every session.
You can download the full Summer Club Online 2020 schedule here.
Monday 31st August
It’s the final week of Redwings Summer Club Online. We couldn’t let a year pass without talking about our fabulous Golden Oldies at the Sanctuary!
Vet Rachael alongside pony Spice, who lives at Redwings HQ in Norfolk, will be helping to explain all the special care that goes into looking after our older residents – from extra feeds, to dental and vet care and much more!
After watching the video, learn about the Day in the Life of a Golden Oldie, learn more about some of our residents, including Redwings’ oldest pony, and become a Redwings Checker in our Checkers Quiz. There’s a poster of handsome Golden Oldie Mr Red Puff to add to your collection and a colouring sheet that features Adoption Star Dolly. Finish off by having a go at the Golden Oldie Quiz before downloading your certificate.
Once you’ve completed the fifth and final week, download your Summer Club Online 2020 certificate here. If you’ve yet to complete previous weeks, you can find all the activities below.
We hope you’ve enjoyed Summer Club Online 2020, and we hope to welcome you back to our visitor centres for Summer Club next year!
Monday 24th August
It’s the penultimate week of Redwings Summer Club Online, and today we’re going to be talking all about donkeys!
This week we’re virtually learning all about our Dashing Donkeys who live at Redwings Caldecott and Redwings Aylsham, including handsome Adoption Stars Wiggins & Wacko. So watch along and discover what makes donkeys so different!
After watching the video, have a read through our “Donkeys are Different” Fact Sheet and then have a go at answering the questions in our Dashing Donkey quiz. Once you’ve completed the quiz, why not enjoy this week’s colouring sheet featuring the lovely Adoption Star Esther. There’s also a poster of donkeys Sam and Adoption Star Dotty to download and pop on the wall.
Once you’ve completed all the tasks for the week, make sure you download your Dashing Donkey certificate.
If you haven’t yet completed the previous activities, you can find them all below.
We’ll see you back here next Monday for our final week all about our lovely Golden Oldies!
Monday 17th August
It’s week three of Redwings Summer Club Online which is all about the importance of friendship!
Join us as we virtually meet some of the wonderful best friends who live together at Redwings Oxhill in Warwickshire, including Adoption Star Arya and her best long-eared pal Merlin, and fellow Adoption Star Lady with her BFF Holly Blue.
After watching the video, why not have a go at our Horsey Communications activity and then test everything you've learned with our Best Friends quiz. Once you've finished, we've got a lovely colouring sheet of best buddies Wiggins & Wacko for you to enjoy and a beautiful poster of Lady and Holly Blue for your to download and keep!
Once you've completed all of this week's activities, download your Best Friends certificate!
And if you've missed out on any of our previous videos or activities, just scroll down below to catch-up!
Monday 10th August
Week two of Redwings Summer Club Online 2020 is all about Rescued Residents! We have over 1,500 rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules at the Sanctuary, and we want to tell you some of their stories.
Meet some of our special residents at Redwings Ada Cole in Essex by watching the video below.
After learning about some of our lovely residents who have been rescued from neglect, have a go at being a Redwings Field Officer yourself by looking closely at four case files, then fill out the attached questionnaire. Once you’ve finished, have a go at colouring in Adoption Star Zippy while learning all about his rescue, download our Rescued Resident poster featuring lovely Carmen and then try your hoof at our Rescued Resident Quiz!
Once you’ve completed all the weeks’ activities, download your certificate for the week!
Parents, make sure you keep tagging us in your photos of the little ones enjoying Summer Club Online 2020!
You can catch-up on last week's videos and activies below.
Monday 3rd August
Today is all about Horsey Health! Keeping our horses healthy is our priority here at Redwings, and today we want you to learn about some of the roles the vets, farriers and team members play in this.
Watch the below videos and learn all about the feeds our horses need, how we keep their coats healthy, why and how often they need to see the farrier, and finally watch a special video from vet Alistair while he performs a dental examination on Adoption Star Dayzee at Redwings Mountains in Scotland.
After watching the videos, have a go at our Horsey Health Quiz, and then check your answers here. Make sure you also have a go at our Hooves, Hands and Feet activity sheet to learn all about horses’ hooves! Once finished, download your certificate here!
There’s also a special colouring sheet featuring Adoption Star Tinkerbell, and a print-out poster of Adoption Star Dayzee for you to display on your wall.