Teddy - Our School Dog!
Teddy, a cockerpoo, is owned by Headteacher Marion Smith and has been a regular visitor and much loved member of our school since 2016.
Dogs are wonderful companions and help teach children about responsibility, patience and compassion. They can also help children learn about socialisation; like most humans dogs are social animals who enjoy and need attention and affection and this can help children learn how to better socialise with other children. As a wonderful listener, Teddy enjoys being read to by children who may otherwise need some extra encouragement to sit down with a book!
More about the benefits of reading to dogs can be found https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-26577565.
Here are some comments about Teddy from children across the school.
"If you are feeling upset or a little poorly Teddy is always happy to cheer you up and take your mind off i
"He is very friendly and helps calm us down and relax - and his fur is lovely and curly!"
The school has carried out a full risk assessment on Teddy visiting school which is available for any parent who would like to see it, just ask in the school office.