Look, public health risk, OK. 'Terrifying' the kiddies, yeah, sure. But a horse has no dignity, even in life. It's an animal!
Headteacher Paul Parascandolo said the school had removed the horse yesterday morning and ensured their pupils were kept away from the site.
He said: “Regarding the horse in the adjacent field to the school, I can tell you that although the horse was not on school property, staff acted quickly to arrange for it to be removed from the field in a humane way by a professional company.
“As soon as the school became aware of the horse, our children were kept away from the area and we are not aware of any distress caused to them.
“The horse was removed yesterday morning. I’m afraid I don’t know who notified the school, it may be that our caretaker made the discovery on his usual inspection of the site boundaries.”
So who paid? Not, it would seem, the horse's owner. Which was, I suspect, the reason for dumping it where it was dumped!
It is not known who owns the horse and the RSPCA have not been contacted about it.
To translate: everyone and his dog knows who owns the horse, and equally, knows there's utterly little point in expecting anyone
to do anything about it.
in a humane way by a professional company.
Translation: "we rang the knackers yard".
In an ideal world:
"Kiddies, you've no doubt noticed the dead 'orse by the footy pitch? Because of this, I thought it would be a good opportunity to have a lesson about the Travelling Community. Who can tell me what a Pikey is?"
+1 How it should be.
“As soon as the school became aware of the horse, our children were kept away from the area and we are not aware of any distress caused to them."
I bet the children were angry they couldn't gawk. We did when a horse's head fell of a lorry - mass exodus against rules as tip-off spread.
Schools indoctrinating children with preventing distress are the cause of generation snowflake. Same as dogs & bangs - owner creates dog's distress.
The School couldn't win one this one. If children aren't aware of what can happen to living things, it will come as a huge shock at some point in their lives. I grew up on a sheep farm where, to quote Henry Brewis, death was the lifetimes ambition for some of the sheep. It doesn't harden you, it just helps you to cope when it inevitably happens.
"Translation: "we rang the knackers yard"."
I suspect they call themselves 'Equine Removal Specialists' now... ;)
"In an ideal world..."
It'd be a good one for a social studies lesson plan, wouldn't it?
"I bet the children were angry they couldn't gawk. "
Heh! True! :)
"If children aren't aware of what can happen to living things, it will come as a huge shock at some point in their lives."
Then we all angst over why town kids don't know where milk comes from...
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