INTRODUCING GEORGE - OUR SCHOOL THERAPY DOG
ALL ABOUT GEORGE
George is a male Spoodle with a soft and golden coat who enjoys being around people, especially kids! He came to St Albans Meadows Primary School at the beginning of 2021 and loves to play with the children in the Dogs Providing Academic and Well-being support (D-PAWS) Club.
BENEFITS OF A THERAPY DOG
Our aim is to positively impact on our students' school experience through having George as an exciting new element of school life. It is through having this gorgeous Spoodle that we hope the students are able to have a better connection with the school, hence helping with attendance and overall well-being. Research has demonstrated that therapy dogs, properly managed in the school setting, make a measurable difference in gaining vital skill such as reading enhancement, and further critically support emotional and relational development in children.