St. Nicholas school outing to see reindeer

Two of our Members accompanied a group of youngsters from St. Nicholas School on a visit to the reindeer at the Reindeer Centre near Ashford recently.

St. Nicholas School in Canterbury caters for children with complex learning needs. Our Community Service Committee has provided support (mainly financial) to the school for their outings for many years, in line with the Rotary Kids Out Scheme. For instance, in the past we have helped take the youngsters trampolining. It's always a great pleasure to help.

On this occasion the group traveled by minibus to "Reindeer Land". There they visited and fed the Reindeers in their pens. There were lots of other animals to see as well - chickens, pigs, donkeys and sheep. They then visited Santa’s Grotto to see Santa and each youngster received a present from Santa. In total eighteen children and eight carers had a very enjoyable time (despite the cold!), accompanied by two of our members, Maxine Blades and Sidney Denham.

You can learn more about St. Nicholas School here.

Picture: At the Reindeer Centre (faces of youngsters disguised for their privacy). Picture credit: Maxine Blades/Rotary Club of Canterbury. 

With thanks to Sidney and Maxine for help with this article. 

Saturday 11th December 2021

Published by: The Rotary Club of Canterbury

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