At Ropley we are extremely fortunate to be visited by Teazel Dog, who is a registered PAT dog. Teazel has been trained to be a reading dog, a scheme that has been offered nationally by Pets As Therapy since 2011. The value of Read 2 Dogs is in its simplicity. Many children seem naturally comfortable in the presence of dogs and by using this special relationship it can enhance literacy skills by encouraging reading in a relaxed environment, with dog and child sitting together.
Our children (and staff!) love Teazel and look forward to her arrival every week, regardless of whether they are reading or not!