Bring Your Alpaca to School Day!

As a social enterprise we’re constantly looking for ways to work with our Community. We’re a non-profit business so once we’ve paid all of our bills we put the ‘profits’ into a pot and use it to give third sector organisations from all over the UK the opportunity to enjoy our walks and treks with The Woolly Army.

Sometimes they don’t have to travel too far! Our local Keswick School has students that board with them throughout the year. Most of their parents live in other countries so it’s really important that the boarders are looked after and given a ‘family’ environment to be a part of while they complete their secondary education here in Keswick.

One of the students Leila said this about their visit…‘when we went to Alpacaly Ever After I wasn’t sure what to expect but it was really good fun.  It was a new experience for all the boarders which was amazing to have’

Sal, the Boarding Development Manager, shared this in their newsletter…

Could there be a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon in autumn than by walking alpacas?  No was the cry from our Year 7 – 9 boarders. The group made the short walk to Lingholm Estate where they met their furry friends for the afternoon.  Once each student was paired up with their alpaca they headed off on a walk with a very knowledgeable guide from ‘Alpacaly Ever After’.  The guide instructed the boarders on how to look after the animals whilst walking with them and how their daily care needs are met with regard to diet, health etc.   

Listening to the delight of the children’s excitable chatter was lovely to hear and a welcome distraction during the pandemic.  We are so lucky at Keswick School to live in the Lake District and have the lakeshore and mountains on our doorstep to explore at every opportunity.  The only difference today was we took some alpacas with us ☺

They tweeted about their visit…

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