PIPER - OUR DOG MENTOR
We are delighted to announce that we are now a fully affiliated Dog Mentor school following the successful assessment and training completed by our very own Piper, her owner/handler Mrs Quarless-McGee and her other school handlers, Mrs Meadowcroft and Mr Grady! The Dog Mentor programme has built upon the benefits of the human-animal bond by providing children with positive experiences with dogs that can help them educationally, developmentally, emotionally and socially. Since Piper joined us when she was just 10 weeks old, we have already seen her work her magic with lots of our children. Staff and pupils all love seeing her in school and Piper absolutely loves being part of the Coppice Farm family
In August 2023, Piper and Coppice Farm Primary achieved Gold Award status! It has been wonderful to see her become a fully fledged part of school-life, and the children and staff all love having her in school with us.
In January 2024, two more members of the team, Mr Terry and Miss Wear, completed their handler training, which means she will be able to work with even more children in school and join in even more classroom learning sessions.
What is The Dog Mentor?
Dogs Supporting Education