Friday, 17th of June 2021 the children of the 3-6 class went on a day trip to the stables at Les écuries du Vieux Moulin à Saint Germain.
It was the culmination of our horse theme semester which we had to defer due to the pandemic, and the health restrictions. This meant that our children were well versed in proper horse terminology and know-how and were very happy to demonstrate it.
The weather was very hot, but the children behaved admirably throughout the day. We met up in the parking lot between 8-9 in the morning, and after putting our yellow safety vests on we walked to the cafeteria where we were welcomed by Laetitia, and we were allowed to put all our backpacks down.
The children were split into three groups so that every child would have an equal amount of attention: one group went to ride ponies, one group went to learn how to take care of a pony, what to feed a pony, where it sleeps, how to clean out its box. This activity also allowed the children to brush and wash a pony, which was a lot of fun!
We all ate our lunch together in the cafeteria. Afterwards, we went to a small park nearby and had a run and a dance, Stéphanie brought the speakers! Some of us had a lie down in the grass and others had fun racing and rolling down the hill.
When we returned to the stables we split into two groups, one group went for a lengthy walk and ride on horseback, they saw a lot of fun nature.
By this time the children were quite exhausted, but all very happy. So, we took them to a field to have their snack and wait for mum and dads, and that’s where they were all collected!
All in all, a really great day, which we all enjoyed! Thank you to the great staff at Les écuries du Vieux Moulin and thank you to our accompanying parents for the support and the effort!