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Canine Assisted Learning

The Skills Hub has teamed up with the people and pets from Canine Assisted Learning to support young people to manager their own emotions, their well-being and their learning with the help of Fern, a specially trained dog.

Fern and her owner Angela visit the school every Wednesday, and work with groups of children and on a 1-1 basis. The young people have fully embraced this activity and keen to build a relationship with Fern.

All of the young people involved have commented how spending time with Fern makes them feel better, happier and more able to achieve their potential.

This is an ongoing project, and we are excited to continue to evaluate the effectiveness of the time the young people have engaging with Canine Assisted Learning.

 

The Skills Hub has been the best thing that has happened to my son; the support and kindness you have all shown him and I, is second to none, no judgment, no prejudice, just pure empathy, understanding and upmost support and for that I am eternally grateful.

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