Our School Dog
Meet "Rosie", our school dog, (pictured above) who is a 3 year old springer spaniel/cocker spaniel (sprocker) who belongs to Mrs Brown. She is fully vaccinated and has regular health visits to the vets. She is based in the year 5 classroom but children also love seeing her around school.
We regularly welcome Rosie into school and we believe there are many benefits to the children in having a school dog. Some examples of this are shown below:
- Dogs can teach children about responsibility – through children having to remember to feed and give water to the dog, it can give them a sense of importance and satisfaction that they may not get from other responsibilities.
- Dogs teach children patience – they do not always do as they are told first time!
- Dogs teach children compassion – just like us, dogs feel pain and emotion.
- Dogs teach children about socialisation – through the children learning how to interact with a dog they can learn how to socialise with other children.
- Dogs are fun – they greet you with a wagging tail every day and put a smile on your face, even on a bad day.