KAR Education Team…….
On Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th December we, the Kyrenia Animal Rescue Education Team, consisting of Maggie Smith, Carole Widdison and Carol Easton, and of course Maggie’s dog Annie, visited 19 Mayıs Secondary School, Girne.
We were very pleased to be able to have two 40 minute lessons with each of the four Year 6 classes. The children are 10 to 11 years old. We were very grateful to the school and teachers to give up their lessons and rooms so that we could work with their classes.
Maggie started the lesson telling the students Annie`s story, talking about what she needed to be happy, safe and healthy. After that Carol focused on The Five Freedoms for animals which are on the banner. These were discussed in detail.
The first few pages of the workbook were completed to reinforce what had been discussed.
Carole talked about the importance of neutering and the owner`s responsibility to have this done and the difference it makes to the animal`s life. Some calculations were done to show how numbers of cats or dogs increase dramatically and the appropriate pages in the workbook were used as well.
The True and False activity at the end of the workbook was done as a fun activity with students standing if the statement was False and staying seated if it was True. Some were discussed in detail, particularly about greeting dogs correctly and how to behave around stray dogs.
At the end of the lesson students were shown the photos and information about KAR at the back of the workbook and told that they were theirs to take home, complete and look at with their families.
It was a privilege to be able to work there and we were made very welcome by the Head teacher Raif Özdelik Asvasoğlu, the teachers and the students, who were delightful. A big thank you goes to the teacher Kezibhan who organized everything on the days we were with them.