At Les Voies we are lucky to have the support of therapy dogs who play an important role in our school. Therapy dogs in the classroom can be used to calm fears, relieve anxiety, and teach skills.
Currently we have 2 trained therapy dogs named Callie and Ryka and one 'in training' named Haze. Our dogs have been highly trained (in accordance with the 'Dogs in School' education policy), by Paws for Support; a locally run charity with the aim of using therapy dogs to improve the lives of many.
In class and on school outings our therapy dogs:
Are available to encourage a calm and more focused atmosphere
Help calm some young people who are feeling stressed
Always brings a smile and a positive greeting - Ryka loves her belly rubbed!
Teach responsibility and care for other living things
Have become effective classroom management tools
Please access Paws for Support website for more information on the use of therapy dogs in school and the wider community.