Meet our Therapy Dogs
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.