The Pony Pals Reading Hour
Pony Pals are available to work in our local schools.
Research has shown that animals can promote relaxation and lower blood pressure, they are also non-judgemental and perfect listeners. By having a pony/donkey present in the classroom we are hoping to engage the children and encourage those that are reluctant to read or suffer from low self-esteem.
The pony/donkey will be present in the classroom for one hour, how the hour is spent is totally flexible for the individual class. There will be a selection of themed pony/donkey books to correspond to the team member attending the visit. Or we are happy to join in with a book that is currently being used.
Depending on the size of the school, some schools like to gather all the students into the hall for the full hour, others may spit the visit into sessions in different classrooms.