Pat Dog

23rd November 2015
We are very excited that we have been given the unique opportunity to enhance the literacy skills of our pupils by using 'Pat Dogs' in our school library once a week. Each child will have the chance to build a relationship with the dog and read to it in a relaxed environment. This contact between dog and child encourages physical interaction which helps to put the child at ease. The dog acts as a non-judgemental listener and offers comfort to the child who may find reading difficult or stressful.