Alpacas to help calm schoolchildren
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Alpacas helping calm Leicester schoolchildren

Alpacas are being used to help calm children with behavioural and social difficulties at a Leicester school.

Dynamo, Gary and Frosty, the South American animals, attend Millgate School.

Student Keenan said: "When you're angry, you can just come and calm down and feed them, get your emotions out."

Staff said the alpacas have "definitely" had a "noticeable affect" on the pupils.

The residential school, which is home to 72 boys, said it was the children's idea and there are plans to get donkeys in the future.

  • 23 Nov 2016