“The visual impact of it was a standout against the beauty of a white horse on our green background. The kids walked out and their jaws dropped and their eyes lit up. It was absolute excitement, they gave it three cheers. It was great fun, exciting and educational. When kids go home and tell their parents things that make them wish they were back at school you’re on a winning formula. They’ll take that memory with them forever.”
- Principal, St Leo the Great Primary School
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“Junior school students were treated to an engaging and informative presentation. The thoroughbred horse was the star of the incursion and the students were delighted to meet the horse. The presenters were professional and wonderful advocates for the horse. Students reflected on the experience as a positive encounter with a real-life horse. They were amazed by the size and stature and commented that the incursion will be remembered for a long time.”
- Teacher, Tintern Grammar
“For our kids out here in Altona they don’t often see horses, they may see them on TV, to see one and touch one up close, is not something they’re used to and a program like this is fantastic for our kids”
- Assistant Principal, Altona P-9 College
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“It’s a terrific experience for the children, particularly in the city. To see the look on the children's faces …. I think the experience of being able to get up close and personal with a horse, such a beautiful animal and also to meet the people who are involved. It actually educates the children on looking after animals and really having patience and care can really make a difference to an animals life, so it’s been a wonderful experience”
- Principal, St Raphael’s Primary School
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16 Hands provides a fun-filled educational hour, where children learn about horse health, anatomy, and other interesting facts
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