By Engin Dervişağa……..
Daily News of Life and times in North Cyprus goes around the world
We were delighted to learn that local musician and entertainer, Jamie, The Man In Black, helped send children from the Special Needs School in Karakum to the Karşiyaka petting farm on Monday 23rd May and this is what he had to say.
“As you may be aware, my last two ‘Live Music’ Quizzes at The SeAngle Bar in Çatalköy were to raise funds to send the Children who attend the special needs School in Karakum to the animal petting farm in Karşiyaka for the day,
We were delighted to receive the following report from Kim Betts of KAR about the Kyrenia Animal Rescue education team visit to meet the Girne American University Nursery children.
“On Friday October 23rd Kyrenia Animal Rescue education team were presented with a very generous amount of dog and cat food. This food had been donated during the previous week by parents, pupils and the school for World Animal Welfare week.
During the week the education team, comprising of Maggie Smith, Carole Widdison and Annie the very special 3-legged Cyprus Terrier, had spent time with five classes of 4 year olds. They learnt about what cats and dogs need to be happy and healthy, what a new dog needs and how to stay safe around cats and dogs. Each lesson was interactive and the pupils had great fun making cat noises and learning how to groom a dog and stand `Like a tree` if they should come across a dog they didn`t know rather than scream or run away.
On the Friday afternoon the education team spent time with twenty four 3 year olds and then presented Certificates of Achievement to all of the pupils taught in an assembly with pupils and teachers. K.A.R. committee member Diana Peek and her husband Alan also attended the assembly and presentation.
Each pupil was given a folder of simple tasks and information which the teachers used with them in a lesson. These then went home to parents for them to read.
Kyrenia Animal Rescue would like to say a big thank you to the pupils, parents and the teachers for this donation, especially Suzan Pastɪrmacɪoğlu, Head of English, for organising everything.”