We are very lucky here at CWCS to have a resident puppy! Percy, a 7 month old, chocolate and tan, working cocker spaniel puppy, belongs to Alice who works in our school office. Percy has been attending school everyday with Alice since he was 10 weeks old and is very much part of the team here at CWCS.
In order for Alice to bring Percy in to school there has been A LOT of preparation.
'Before Percy was even born, I had to apply to the 'Dogs Helping Kids' charity to try and get a place on one of their one day workshops. They are based in Barnstaple and are a dedicated charity using highly trained dogs to help teach children non-violence, empathy, respect, kindness, love, responsibility, friendship and trust. I got a place on the workshop and had such a fantastic time. The workshop was a whole day learning all about the charity and what is expected of you if you wish to join the 'Attending School Dog' scheme. Only 10 puppies across the country are chosen each year so I felt extremely lucky when Tracey (the founder) agreed I could join with my potential puppy (who was not conceived at this point). I am really looking forward to showing you through this page, all of the exciting things Percy gets up to here at school and in his home life with myself.'
Dogs Helping Kids is an amazing charity helping children all over the country. Please visit their website for more information! http://www.dogshelpingkids.co.uk/
I was lucky enough for Percy to be accepted as a 'Potential School Dog' by the amazing charity Dogs Helping Kids. The aim is for Percy to qualify as an 'Attending School Dog' when he has completed all of his training, but he has to pass lots of very hard assessments to get to that stage. As he is still a puppy at the moment so not working within the main school with the children, it is all about learning through fun, and I hope this page reflects that! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at admin@countesswear.devon.sch.uk. In the meantime Percy and I will be mainly playing in the office, over and out! Alice and Percy x woof woof x