BSPCA Visit to Year 1
On 25 and 26 March, Year 1 children were visited by Toby, a rather large, long-haired Labrador retriever, an envoy of the BSPCA (Bahrain Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). The BSPCA is Year 1’s chosen charity and the teachers and children intend raising money for the charity. Joining Toby, were Joyce Hughes, BSPCA Deputy Chairman (and Toby’s mum) and BSPCA vet, Dr Hansel Geo Thomas. The children listened to an interesting presentation about the work of the BSPCA and the five freedoms that pets should enjoy, including, food, water, space and love. Most children were keen to pet Toby and were introduced to the way one should approach a dog. Toby left St Christopher’s School feeling very loved but very tired. We are told that, after his visit, he slept all afternoon.