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Meet our Therapy Dogs

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We consider ourselves extremely lucky to have had not one, but three Pet Therapy dogs at Alumwell Junior School.  Our Senior Leader, Mr Bill Bailey,  has now retired - he had been working his magic at Alumwell since 2004 and as one pupil famously quoted 'You always feel better after a hug with Bill'.

 

September 2014 saw Alumwell Junior school take on a new apprentice, Dougie Dog.  Dougie was shown the ropes by Bill and they could often be seen walking around school together - with Bill holding Dougie's lead!

 

Dougie is at his busiest during playtime and lunchtime when  there is never a shortage of pupil dog handlers eager to care for him.  Dougie is a great support for pupils suffering socio/ behavioural/ emotional issues.  He is a  great "friend" to many pupils and he gives our school a homely feel.

 

As a result of a very persuasive School Council we welcomed Percy the Puppy on Monday 20th June 2016.  He has settled in well and manages to wear himself out on a regular basis! We very much look forward to seeing Percy develop into yet another remarkable Therapy Dog. 

 
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Dougie Dog has now started his own blog.  Click on the link below to keep track of his doggie antics.
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