About every two months a special evening program is held for the students who run the animal corner - the Animal Corner Trustees. The evenings are designed to consolidate the group through a non-routine encounter.
This is a means of rewarding the students who devote their time and energy to caring for the animals for which they were chosen to be responsible, both for the animal corner and for the stables in general.
This time the program included a walk from the village to the nearby Moshav Elyashiv where we were hosted at the charming tent of our friend Lidor Levy. We were treated to a dinner of pitta bread baked there, labaneh cheese made by Lidor and his wife, humus, vegetables, and tea before and after the meal.
And there was soul food too - a game of snakes and ladders with questions about animals from the animal corner and about the world of wildlife in general. Some of the questions summarized topics that were studied as part of the nature activity at the animal corner, in which some of the students in charge of the corner participate.
The support team included myself, the animal corner manager Gabi and the riding instructor Yael. An important guest, who quickly connected with the students, was Yael’s partner Zohar. There was also a guitar and a few songs, but most important there was a good and fun atmosphere and the students came back with positive experiences and look forward to the next visit.
Thanks to all the participants and everyone who contributed to the event.
And special thanks to Lidor for his hospitality!
Written by: Gabi Azulai, the animal corner manager