We keep a herd of Dartmoor ponies at our visitor centre. We use them to work with school groups. Our Pony Power sessions help students to understand the importance of their environment and how ponies have helped create and maintain the Dartmoor landscape. Participants are given a hands-on opportunity to groom the ponies and lead them around the Parke Estate. The session has a particular emphasis on National Park values and Moor Care.
Pony Power is a half-day pony experience. The sessions are aimed at primary schools, but can be easily adapted for an older or younger audience.
We can also organize FREE guided walks around our conservation site at Bellever on the high moor. Learn about the ponies and their environment.
We also create tailor-made courses to suit pupils with special needs and challenging behaviour.
Just give us a call on 01626 833234 or email to find out more!
Our school works with pupils who have challenging behaviours. We have developed a fantastic partnership with the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust. Through their support, guidance and the empathy they show towards our pupils we have seen remarkable improvements and changes in the behaviour and attitudes of our young children while they have been there. Pupils are given the trust to take on important tasks, work with other children, organise themselves in teams, lead others and have grown to understand the importance of working together and sharing. They also get to take responsibility for the care of the animals.
We are delighted to work with the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust. It is about making a difference.
Head teacher, Bishop Dunstan school, Newton Abbot