The Irish School Teacher
I'm Miss O'Doherty the Irish School Teacher and I teach the Paddy Pals Juniors who are the young bear cubs of our community.
The school day for a young bear is quite short, because they need their sleep, so they spend hours napping under their favourite tree. When they wake, I teach them their numbers and their ABCs. We have lots of fun learning outdoors while foraging for our favourite berries and nuts - picking berries is a great way to learn our numbers! The cubs also love to paint and draw - and we have such a pretty backdrop to recreate.
Many little bears have passed through the big doors of the old schoolhouse which is hundreds of years old. The sturdy desks and benches are great for keeping strong young bears at bay - although often I have to be quite firm with the bears as they can be quite boisterous and are always up to mischief!
I love teaching the little cubs and wouldn't change my job for anything, I am the luckiest bear in the world!