We currently have a number of animals in the school grounds that our students help to look after; goats, sheep, chickens and alpacas.
Alpacas are widely used in America with children on the Autistic Spectrum. Students work with the alpaca on a one-to-one basis to guide him through obstacle and agility exercises. To accomplish the task the alpaca and the student need to build a relationship of trust, this helps to encourage social development. Our three alpacas are halter trained and we hope that our students will be able to work with them once they’ve had time to settle in their new surroundings.
Last year we acquired 3 baby Pygmy goats; Ben, Jerry and Buddy, who are extremely cute and very popular with our girls.
Our baby goat Buddy thinks he’s a dog!
“I love the animals because I get to walk them and its great way to calm down.”