When we talk about school, we refer to it as a very exhausting experience and that you wish you did not have to go to classes and take a lot of challenging courses that require a lot of studying when you get home. However, we all have that one course that we like and it might happen for a lot of reasons. One reason is that we are very interested in what we are doing over the course and another one can be that we really enjoy listening to our favorite professors.
It is one of the things that make the whole experience more enjoyable apart from creating a lot of new friendships that might last for a lifetime. The group of people that are the most interested in attending classes is actually the primary school children who are usually very excited about going to school as they feel like they are growing up, something that the majority of them do.
Apart from that, they can develop a passion that they have for a particular thing, which is indeed amazing. The same thing is happening with the group of children in the video below. This group of primary school kids was thrilled when their teachers swapped their usual PE lessons for saddling up ponies and learning dressage – in an abandoned old cinema in Toxteth.
The Park Palace Ponies offer free pony riding classes for the Year 4 students of Lawrence Community Primary School, in an old cinema near the infamous area of Toxteth, Liverpool. The innovative project – funded by the volunteer directors – aims to offer to children an alternative PE lesson and help introduce them to a pastime they may otherwise not have had the chance to experience.
The excited eight and nine-year-olds visit the ponies every Friday afternoon and learn a lot about pony care, different breeds, grooming and of course riding skills. I would have felt so happy when I was their age to have had the same opportunity as them. I am pretty sure that this is valid for a lot of you as well. Please have a look at the video and let us know what you think!