TWO of Santa’s reindeer made a flying visit to a school in Verwood recently so that children could meet and greet these festive helpers.  

Jingles, 3, and Prancer, 8, delighted the children at Hillside First School who were keen to get to know them.  

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Headteacher Dave Graves said: “This was a wonderful experience for the children who had heard all about reindeer of course, but had not necessarily ever seen one.

“The people who brought them were excellent and gave out lots of information and the children were really engaged.”

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The children came eye to eye with the reindeers who were preparing for a busy Christmas pulling Santa around the world.

Tracy Pearson from the Parent Teacher Association organised the visit from the N & J Heavy Horses in Burley.

Hillside First School is part of Initio Learning Trust and chief executive Liz West said: “What a wonderful experience for the children – it is something they’ll remember for a long time.

“I’m sure there was a great deal of excitement when the reindeer arrived, and it is great that the PTA organised the visit – parents perform a very special role across all our schools and were very grateful to them.”