Pet Therapy:

Having a dog in school, with the appropriate calm temperament can make a hugely positive impact on the children at Hope High School; not only can they be a sensitive, listening companion but they can also be that calming influence that helps our children at times when they need it. Dogs are being used in therapy around the world, and they are recognised as being especially helpful with children who struggle with social, emotional and behavioural issues.

Whether the dog is being read to, or just being there for a pupil, a Therapy dog can be a wonderful addition to any school. Mrs Griffith’s dog, Lola wants to become a Pets As Therapy dog when she is old enough…

Ways in which a Therapy Dog can help in school:

  • Improved academic achievement
  • Increase in literacy skills
  • Calm behaviour down
  • Increase in social skills and self esteem
  • Increased confidence
  • Teaching responsibility and respect to all life
  • Motivating children who are often not that attentive within classroom environments




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