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Luna - Our School Dog

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Luna

 

Meet Luna, our school dog, who enrolled at Brampton Cortonwood in October 2017! Luna has a fantastic temperament, is amazing with the children and is a very happy dog - fitting right in at Brampton Cortonwood! We have an increasing number of school pets that the children care for. They are:

Bella the rabbit

Our 2 chickens, Betty and Boo

Our class fishes, Freddie and Fliss

F2's guinea pigs, Dandelion and Burdock

Y2's hamster, George

Y1's land snail, Derek

We are also currently trialling a second school dog to join us on the days when Luna is at another academy school.  J is a 4 year old Jack Russell. He is very cuddly and very gentle.

Below are some frequently asked questions regarding school dogs.

 

What are the benefits of having a school dog?

  • A calming effect on pupils, particularly those with behavioural or learning difficulties

  • Encouraging expression and participation in more withdrawn children

  • Promotes a sense of responsibility

  • Stress relief for children (and staff!)

  • Motivating pupils to think and to learn as most children have a high level of natural interest in animals

  • Teaching children to nurture and respect life

  • Help children build confidence in reading 

 

How will school plan for this?

  • A full risk assessment and policy has been written  

  • Consent has been sought from parents of children who will come into contact with Luna

  • Children will not be unsupervised with Luna and contact will be carefully planned

  • When not enjoying classrooms, Luna will be in the office with Mrs Aston

 

What about allergies?

  • All rooms and corridors are thoroughly hoovered at the end of every day to remove Luna hair, along with all surfaces wiped and cleaned

 

 

 

 

Luna being introduced

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