Donkey Sanctuary visit to Exmouth primary school

PUBLISHED: 17:00 04 October 2018

Children at St Joseph's Primary School have been meeting 'Rollo' and 'Wonkey'. Picture: St Joseph's Primary School

Children at St Joseph's Primary School have been meeting 'Rollo' and 'Wonkey'. Picture: St Joseph's Primary School

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Youngsters at an Exmouth primary school learned how to look after animals after a pair of donkeys visited.

Children at St Joseph's Primary School have been meeting 'Rollo' and 'Wonkey'. Picture: St Joseph's Primary SchoolChildren at St Joseph's Primary School have been meeting 'Rollo' and 'Wonkey'. Picture: St Joseph's Primary School

The animals came to St Joseph’s Primary School, in Long Causeway, from The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth.

Pupils learned about how ‘Rollo’ and Wonkey’ are looked after at the sanctuary, what they like to eat and how they are different to other animals.

Headteacher Nicola Taylor-Bashford said: “The children loved having the donkeys in the school playground and stroking and grooming them.

“Some of them had never stroked a donkey before and they were really brave going up and talking to ‘Rollo’ and ‘Wonkey’.

Children at St Joseph's Primary School have been meeting 'Rollo' and 'Wonkey'. Picture: St Joseph's Primary SchoolChildren at St Joseph's Primary School have been meeting 'Rollo' and 'Wonkey'. Picture: St Joseph's Primary School

“They loved the fact that he was called Wonkey because of his wonky ear.”

The Donkey Sanctuary offers schools in the region a chance to interact with the animals through visits like this one as part of its education programme.

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