Pre-Prep Visit the Equestrian Centre
The King’s Schools Equestrian Centre has been open for six months, providing regular riding opportunities for our pupils.
During the Lent Term, groups from our Pre-Prep at King’s Hall enjoyed meeting our equine friends, learning more about how to care for them, as part of a module of study all about animals.
Children from Nursery 2 were the first to meet Zorro, our beautiful Welsh section A pony, and last week, the final group from Reception also popped along for a bit of horsing around! Head of Equestrian, and Housemistress at King’s College, Emma Edwards introduced the children to our ponies, and brought Zorro out of his stable to enable the children to get a better look. Explaining how to brush and groom him, she helped the children to gently brush his coat and then showed them how to pick out his hooves and to prepare him for being ridden.
Due to the inclement weather, the children were suitably dressed from head to toe in waterproofs, ready to take a ride on Zorro in the outdoor arena. Some children were a little braver than others, especially those who had ridden before. However, those feeling a little uncertain were, by the end of the experience, grinning from ear to ear. The visit was rounded off with hot chocolate and cookies, and lots of happy chatter. The children were each presented with a little rosette that they wore with pride, all the way back to school.
Commenting on the sessions, Reception teacher Laura Knight said: “Our Reception children have also been learning more about animals this term, so this visit was perfectly timed. The children were so excited to meet Zorro and the fact they all had a ride on him was really special. Children gain a great deal from visits and trips like this, to supplement their classroom-based learning. We are so incredibly lucky to have this resource, that benefits pupils regardless of age and experience.”
Published on: Thursday, January 1, 1970