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Pupils meet Guide Dogs in training

06 July 2018

At the end of a busy academic year with school exams, SATs, GCSE and A Level exams, there is nothing better than having a cuddle with a four-legged friend. 

Our furry friends from Guide Dogs for the Blind arrived on Tuesday for a much-anticipated morning meeting retired guide dogs, pups in training and fully working guide dogs and their owners. 

Girls in Prep were the first ones to meet the dogs, getting to know their owners and learning more about their individual needs. We learnt that all the dogs offer safety and comfort for their owners as well as helping them in day to day life. For example, Benson the black Labrador can allow Miles to take the bus and go shopping; a very faithful companion indeed. 

Senior School pupils then started to make their way down to the field with enthusiasm, all eager to get as many cuddles as possible. The dogs lapped up the attention and everyone was enamoured with them! 

Most importantly, pupils and teachers donated generously to Guide Dogs for the Blind. All donations will go towards training a puppy to enable a visually impaired person to live a normal life. Each of these dogs will truly change someone’s life.

Thank you to everyone involved and, of course, to Guide Dogs for the Blind for their annual visit. 

Miss Cummings, Charities Coordinator

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