Last week, Giggleswick Junior School began the festive season with a visit from Alpasta the alpaca, together with two Mediterranean mini donkeys, two angora goats and Robbie the rabbit.
The animals visited from Hart Farm, a charity that provides animals for therapeutic benefits to children who are coping with difficult situations such as illness, disabilities and bereavement. During the visit a reading of the charity’s latest book Tales of Tails also took place.
Julie Middleton, Head of Early Years, said
"You could tell the animals are used to working with children, they behaved impeccably! It was very kind of Hart Farm to pay us all a visit and we really enjoyed hearing the story, especially the one about Monty the donkey’s first Christmas."
Tale of Tails is one of four books published by the charity. The books are written for children between 3-7 year olds and any profits from the sale of them go to the Hart Farm to help pay for food, bedding, veterinary fees and travel.
Anyone interested in Giggleswick Junior School is invited to attend its open afternoon on Thursday 9 February.