As part of our Canine Assisted Learning intervention, students were able to enjoy meeting three beautiful 6-week-old puppies on Wednesday 9th November and experience the many benefits of reading to animals through a scheme called Paws for Work.
Reading and sharing stories has benefits for both dogs and people. Studies show that reading and being around dogs can reduce stress and together provide wonderful benefits such as improving self-confidence and public speaking skills.
The puppies provided a comfortable and calm atmosphere and enjoyed cuddling up as our students read to them.
We are incredibly grateful for the funding received from the Jack Petchey Foundation who enabled this activity to take place.