The Junior Life Skills course at Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary is always a Year 6 class favourite. The course teaches those who are heading to secondary school in September key skills, such as how to stay safe in the sea, how to use a safety rope to rescue someone from a river, how to stay safe online and, very importantly, how to make clear, precise 999 calls in the event of an emergency.
As always, the class were very enthusiastic and enjoyed meeting the police, fire and coastguard officers who ran the course. They felt that the knowledge that they learned will be invaluable in future and has given them confidence for what they would do in difficult situations. On a challenge about how to identify dangerous animals, one group became the top scorers of the course in the last five years!
Overall, this was a productive and helpful day – rounded off nicely with a visit to one of the donkey enclosures!