Meet Pippin

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There are proven physical and mental health benefits to being around animals. Extensive research has shown that the presence of an animal can have a positive impact on physiology and psychology and so help to reduce stress levels.

Stroking a pet for example, has been shown to lower blood pressure and the heart rate, bringing a calming effect.  In this way, pets may be used  to provide emotional support as well as provide a service. 

Our School Dog ‘Pippin’ has lived with Mrs Godfrey and her family since he was 8 weeks old, he is a beautiful black Labrador and very much a family dog.                 
He has the right temperament to work with children and adults within the school environment. Pippin is a very caring and well behaved dog.

Please read our School Dog risk assessment here.

Guidelines to interaction with our School Dog:
  • Under no circumstances will children have close interaction with the school dog unless the school has permission from parents/carers.
  • Once permission has been given no child shall be forced into interaction with the school dog if this makes them feel unhappy in anyway.
  • At all times, interaction with the school dog must be controlled and safe for adults, children and the school dog himself. If the following guidelines are not followed, interaction with the school dog will be cancelled.
  • At all times of interaction, there must be an authorised adult who takes the leading role when interacting with the school dog. If children, or visiting adults, do not abide by the guidance given by the authorised adult, the interaction will be cancelled.

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