Creating more thoughtful, kind and caring citizens is one of the greatest goals our education system can work towards. And recognising these noble traits is Kalinda Primary School in Ringwood, where recently the prep students donned their kindness caps and raised funds for one of their favourite animal charities, Edgar’s Mission. But not wishing to leave it there, the students set to work collecting Weet-Bix treats to hand over when they received a visit from Edgar’s Mission staffers and ambassador animals.
“We were deeply touched to learn the students had thoroughly researched the sanctuary,” said Edgar’s Mission Founder and Director, Pam Ahern, after their visit. “Their well-considered questions about many of our residents showed they really had done their homework. But what was equally impressive was the genuine interest and care they showed for animals. I truly believe one of the best ways our society can teach the decision-makers of tomorrow empathy, kindness and patience is through positive interactions with animals.”
Cheeky Pee Wee kid goat and her trusty sidekick Spock made fast work of enlisting many new adoring fans as they nibbled on shoelaces and munched on leaves. “It really is great when kids come together,” beamed Pam.