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Education Through Animals

Caroline Walmsley, from Blue Cross, brought in a very special guest, Apollo the Golden Retriever, to our Ruskington Campus as part of the students PSHE assembly. Whilst Blue Cross are a charity who not only look after and rehome animals, they educate people in how to be a responsible pet owners and the benefits it can bring individuals, and even the community.

Our students first discussed how they would care for themselves, before being shown how this equates to animals and what a healthy animal like Apollo should look like. Caroline then went through the rules of approaching other people’s dogs, and how a ‘dangerous/anxious’ dog would come across. As a special reward some of our students were allowed up to meet Apollo at the end of the session.

Blue Cross Charity Pets Education

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