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The Alpacas who came to School …

Published Tuesday 21st of June 2016 03:04:53 PM

Forget about The Tiger Who Came To Tea, children in Pre-Prep at Barrow Hills were treated to some real live ‘Alpacas that Came to School’ this week! The Alpacas – known as Wagner, Widget, Windsong and Waterloo – are owned by Redens Alpacas, an established locally based breeder of black and brown Alpacas. Redens Alpacas is run by Linda Mackintosh, whose grandchild attends Barrow Hills. The purpose of the Alpacas visit was put very simply by Mrs Macintosh, "I wanted the children to have the opportunity to get to know and love these wonderful animals. Learning to care for and respect animals, as well as people, is an important aspect of a child’s development. Alpacas are very receptive to children, possibly because they are little people and less intimidating than adults. They are naturally curious about children when handled correctly and are very gentle and respectful". The children thoroughly enjoyed the visit from their new woolly friends – although unlike the mayhem caused by the tiger character in the book ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea’, the Alpacas behaviour was impeccable!
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