Author: Dave Stevens

Exciting Times Ahead At Alice’s Wonderland

I don’t know what had upset WC Fields when he famously declared “Never work with animals or children” but he clearly hadn’t had a week as fantastic as this half-term one has been for me.  Meetings at Port Lympne, an afternoon spent at a children’s holiday program in Canterbury and a lovely visit to a sheep sanctuary in Ash were all capped-off with a few hours over at the brilliant ‘Retreat Into Wonderland’ Animal Sanctuary in Herne Bay on Saturday. I’d heard some brilliant things about the Sanctuary on Facebook and was really pleased when I received an invitation from Jo to check it...

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John and I were out of the office again today for another ‘wild’ road trip, this time visiting the ‘Sheep Ahoy Animal Rescue’ in Ash, Canterbury. This was a visit I’d been looking forward to all week and when I was introduced to ‘Elvis’ I knew I wasn’t going to be disappointed. Now, before you all start thinking I’ve completely lost the plot, Elvis is one of the rescued sheep that live in the sanctuary, along with Lola, Pom Pom, Rolo, Pipsqueak and many, many more. I was pleasantly surprised at how friendly all the sheep were as they all wandered over to...

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Canterbury Kids Put Through Their PACEs

Children from around Canterbury took part in a range of activities this week when the coaches from PACE teamed up with The Canterbury Academy Sports Partnership to deliver a Half Term Sports Camp. With three days dedicated to a Soccer School and two days of Multi-sports, there really was something for everyone to enjoy. As I arrived to pay the Camp a visit they were just finishing lunch and getting ready for a quiz. Despite my best efforts to hijack proceedings by giving them all the wrong answers, the two teams did really well. Their knowledge of the sports they’d...

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Safari Road Trip For Educational Life Team

You know the story …… what starts off as a constructive, busy day in the office soon turns a little ‘wild’. No, I’m not talking about an early office Christmas Party, but a fantastic road trip to Port Lympne Wildlife Park. Now I’ve not been to the reserve since I was a young lad (a long, long time ago) but it hasn’t lost any of the magic I remember from my childhood visits with the family. The first thing that struck me was the sheer size of the place – some 600 acres, I’m told. Luckily for me (the hips aren’t what they used...

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