Dogs in School
We are very excited that we are developing the role of dogs in school. During the 2019-20 academic year, we welcomed Disney, a dog from the charity Canine Concern into our school one afternoon per week. Disney enjoyed listening to children read and hearing about the work that they had been doing. In January 2020, we welcomed Honey to our school. Honey belongs to Miss Hughes, she spends some time in school most days and we are developing her role at the moment. Honey is very calm and gentle with the children. Obviously, COVID has not helped with this process but Honey has still become an integral part of the school family. The children and staff love her - nearly as much as she loves a belly rub.
If you are nervous aabout your child spending time with our school dogs due to them having a fear, we would urge you to read the letter from Joy below. Joy was terrified of dogs, the first time she met Disney she stood in the corner of the room shaking and crying. She will now happily, stroke and walk Honey. We have a number of similar stories where Honey has helped children overcome their fear of dogs.