FFA members from Cedaredge High School held a petting zoo and tractor safety program on Friday, May 11, at Cedaredge Elementary School. Sessions were held for individual classes throughout the day.
Brittney McCune, a senior, is in her third year as a FFA member.
She said, "It is important for younger kids to learn what the animals are used for and how to care for them. Today we brought rabbits, pigs, chickens, cows, sheep, donkeys and horses. The large tractor was brought in to teach the children about safety zones when such equipment is in use."
Atlantis Campbell is a sophomore in her second year with FFA and is serving as junior vice president. She is raising four horses and a colt. She has had entries in the county fair, winning championships with two of her chickens. Campbell's comments included, "Today we are promoting safety around the animals, we put together the panels to hold the animals and are giving many opportunities for the kids to get up close and pet if they choose."
FFA advisor Katie Johnson was present at the petting zoo. FFA members were making the presentations and sharing the work. Elementary school students were enjoying the experience while attentively listening to what the older students were saying.blog comments powered by Disqus