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Horses boost London anti-bullying drive

Horses boost London anti-bullying drive

Anti-bullying workshops in Hyde Park with school children using equine assisted learning … “It’s about learning to work as a team. If we can work as a team here, we can work as a team in school.”

The project was covered by BBC News.
See full article at: www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-34910166

There are many initiatives aimed at tackling bullying. One of the most unusual involves working with horses.

On a raw November morning in London’s Hyde Park, seven children and three of their teachers from a nearby comprehensive school have been set the daunting task of befriending two grey horses trotting smartly around the edge of an exercise ring.

The children enter individually and quickly find chasing the horses just makes them run faster.

Standing still, however, encourages them to slow down. And one boy manages to touch one of the horses on the belly before jumping away, nervous himself.

The teachers are more successful – they are calmer, and the horses come to them.

Horses boost London anti-bullying drive 2015

Horses boost London anti-bullying drive 2015

Horses boost London anti-bullying drive 2015

 

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