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Abbotsholme School welcomes local charity CHICKS

Published Monday 27th of June 2016 01:31:59 PM

Abbotsholme School welcomed children benefitting from CHICKS support last week to spend some time with our animals in the Farm and Equestrian Centre. CHICKS staff were there on hand to help Abbotsholme staff as children enjoyed grooming the School’s horses and rounding up the sheep among many other activities they enjoyed throughout the morning. CHICKS (Country Holidays for Inner City Kids) is a National Charity providing free respite breaks to disadvantaged children from all over the UK, and believes that every child has the right to make positive childhood memories, and just be children, which CHICKS breaks do. The children CHICKS helps come from a variety of backgrounds, including living in poverty, be young carers, be victims of bullying or abuse, or have been bereaved. Here at Abbotsholme, we agree with CHICKS about children being children and we were delighted to welcome 16 children to the school to enjoy some time with our animals. Izzy James from CHICKS newest holiday retreat in Derbyshire said, “Our CHICKS children were so excited to be going to see Abbotsholme’s horses and farm animals, and they all had a fantastic morning.” “Animals have such a wonderful calming influence for children – and our children really benefited from the time at Abbotsholme on the Farm and Equestrian centre.” Steve Fairclough, Headmaster added, “We were delighted to welcome CHICKS children to Abbotsholme to enjoy a morning on the Farm and Equestrian Centre with our animals.” “We recognise the importance here at Abbotsholme for children to just enjoy the chance to be children, and were delighted that we could offer that to CHICKS too.” Abbotsholme is welcoming more children from CHICKS this week too!
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