As part of our pastoral work we are keen to further develop our ‘home from home’ atmosphere and know, from the experience of many other GDST Junior Schools, that having a gentle & well-trained dog in school goes a long way to promoting this feeling.
The puppy was born this week as part of a litter of miniature Labradoodles and will be owned and live with Mrs Purvey-Tyrer and based in her office. The girls’ first task will be to vote for a name and enjoy regular photos & updates from the breeder. Once fully trained, our school dog will be able to spend time with the girls; they may like to read him a story, or stroke him if they are feeling upset or perhaps take him to Forest School.
More information and permission requests will of course be sent to parents later in the term but in the meantime please be assured that all of the necessary health & safety issues are being carefully addressed.