We have out a great project that volunteer Chris Rowland has organized in partnership with Reynolds Elementary school. Chris has selected six Sunshine Horses to serve as ambassadors for this program: Huck, Clos, Leggs, Gypsy, Firefly, and Dawn. Each grade level will get to know one horse. There are 8x10 professional photos of the six horses in all 22 classrooms. Kids will write letters to the horses, research topics on horses, send in questions, etc.
Chris will answer their letters and send them new photos every month. Not only will this improve the kids writing skills but it will also increase the exposure of our horses to the community. The fifth graders plan to prepare a slide show presentation for Sunshine at the end of the proejct. In addition, the kids are fundraising to provide a new halter for each of the six horses. They will present the halters at a Positivity Project assembly to be held in 2020.
One of the district initiatives is for kids to learn about community service. The kids will be able to design the colors for the halters and vote on the design for each horse. Chris will periodically visit classes to give horse talks and assist with computer tasks related to the project. 540 parent letters explaining the project have been sent to parents. We look forward to all the new supporters that we will meet during this project and at future events.
The project is in full swing and the letters have already started coming in. Letters will be collected every Friday and displayed in the gelding barn. Volunteers please feel free to read the letters and share information on this program with your friends and family.
Thanks to volunteer Chris for organizing this great project. Connections with the community are a big part of our mission. Sunshine Horses-Helping Horses, Helping People.