Cheltenham College Prep School were very excited to welcome
a pair of furry, hoofed friends just before the end of term.
Children in Kingfishers had a very special visit from two young “reindeer-in-training”.
Accompanied by a sleigh on wheels for the perfect photo
opportunity, Cheltenham Prep pupils learned about how the reindeer (one from
Norway and one from Sweden) have large feet for walking on snow and ice and how
they love to eat Arctic lichen moss. The children were able to take a little
piece of moss home to put on their doorstep on Christmas Eve for some magical
friends to nibble on as they pass by.
Rachael Buttress, Head of Kingfishers commented, “it was
lovely for the children to have a chance to pet and feed the reindeer and they
are looking forward to their visit from Father Christmas and his reindeer.”
visit brought smiles to the children’s faces in the run up to Christmas and the
end of term.