Paws and Read

28 Jun 2019   |   Littlecoates Primary Academy

Littlecoates recently hosted a ‘Paws and Read’ session from charity Therapy Dogs Nationwide with local rescue dog Tuchi helping to encourage children to pick up a book. Tuchi’s owner Vicky has volunteered with the charity for many years but this was the first time she had taken him into a school. Principal, Neville Wilkinson said “Encouraging our children to read is a top priority for the school and this is an excellent initiative supporting that goal. The charity says that by reading to a therapy dog, which does not judge or criticise, children are encouraged to improve their literacy skills in a calm, relaxed way. We are really interested to see how they get on and we’re grateful to Vicky for bringing Tuchi in to see our children.”

Tuchi is Vicky’s fourth Therapy Dog. “I took him around the classrooms and the children loved him. He remained calm and we will now be regular visitors at the school.” she said

Tuchi came from Safe Rescue in Norfolk after being rescued in Romania.  Anybody interested in their dog becoming a Therapy Dog, please ring Janet on (01472) 592857.

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