Alhaurín el Grande. Around 40 children, aged between seven and nine years old, visited ARCH, the Andalusian Rescue Centre for Horses and Donkeys recently. The visit was arranged by Alhaurín town hall as part of a summer camp initiative.
The children spent almost three hours at the centre, meeting and learning about the animals in their care.
After a talk by the charity's president Jill Newman Rogers, they watched vets cleaning a donkey's teeth and learnt how to look after horses and donkeys properly. They then played games (like Pin the Tail on the Donkey) or drew pictures of their favourite horse. Each child was given a certificate at the end of the morning and Alhaurin TV was there to film for the local news.
The centre is open every Sunday morning from 9am until noon. www.horserescuespain.org