THURSDAY 20TH OCTOBER 2016
WOW what an awesome morning we spent at the Animal Farm at Botha’s Hill
What a pleasure to escape from school and the city and enjoy farm life.
The weather was perfect – not too hot, not too cold and NO rain.
This was a first for the school and I wasn’t sure what to expect or how the children would react.
This was also a first for Ms Nicola, Green Group Gr 000 teacher – who celebrated her birthday with the children and animals!
Clearly everyone had a wonderful morning; they loved the playground, they all thoroughly enjoyed the tractor ride and feeding the animals was a hit.
Some children were very brave and confident, others not so but I think every child got to feed some of the animals even if this meant throwing the food into their pens.
I had some very confident children in my group until we got to the cows. There was one with horns who did not seem too happy having all these little people around and kept head butting the fence with his horns.
Once one child tasted the fresh milk, most of the children put their hands up. I thought it was delicious – not very good for the waistline I’m guessing – it was so creamy.
The snack and juice went down in record time and majority of our little people fell asleep on the bus ride back.
I’ve never heard our children so quiet…… it was heavenly.
Thanks to Mr Price Audit Department staff for covering the cost of the bus hire and tractor ride, Jenny Bamber the owner of the farm who generously waived the entrance fee and Rik and Sarah Kennedy who sponsored a 40kg bag of animal feed.
Without you, our VIP Makabongwe friends, this outing could not have happened. We are very grateful.
Watch this space for the next adventure with the Gr R learners…….