Four-legged friend recruited to Stourport High School

Year 7 students (from left) Soukie Purslow, Skye Warsap, Ruby Depper, and Poppy Waldron make friends with Ned

Article from the Shuttle News

A four-legged recruit to Stourport High School’s pastoral team is proving a big hit with students and staff.

Ned, a four-year-old springerdoodle, is being trained as a therapy dog to support counselling, reading sessions, outdoor activities and general wellbeing.

He goes into school three days a week and has been involved in lots of different activities, but will start working with students more in the new year.

Principal Jon Sheers said: “Ned has the perfect temperament for a busy environment and is making many friends across our school community.

“It’s well-known that animals, and especially dogs, have a positive influence on wellbeing and I’m sure Ned will more than earn his biscuits.”