Donate and support for replacement equipment.
Animal-assisted sessions such as grooming, cleaning accommodation and Donkey training often take part at the same time. Having the correct equipment for multiple groups is essential and helps avoid frustration for learners. The project really appreciates anyone who can donate and support for replacement equipment.
£50 could replace old or damaged equipment
The Island Project offers AimVoc qualifications at Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2 in Animal Care Industries. AimVoc accreditation allows young people to achieve academic qualifications in a less rigid learning style, using mainly practical hands-on learning. A booklet portfolio helps evidence practical work and theory. AimVov accreditation allows young people to access higher education. This is very important as it stops young people being NEET (Not in employment, education or training).
The project houses 8 groups of animals that are fed, cleaned and maintained daily. This requires a lot of equipment, which usually breaks due to heavy usage by a range of different people. Snow shovels, brooms, gloves, fed tubs, wheelbarrows, water buckets, coats, head harness and grooming brushes make up a shortlist of what is used every day.
On average, a broom or snow shovel scoop (used for cleaning out bedding) lasts a maximum of three months. There are many grooming brushes for different types of animals, as well as walking leads, hoof picking tools, nail trimmers to name a few. All of which need replacing once they break.
Animal accommodation repairs are often not a simple fix and require a new part such as a hinge, piece of specific wood, paint and so on to get a pen, stable or area fixed.
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