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Reading to dogs at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

22nd June 2017

The aim of the visit included comforting the dogs and building confidence reading out loud.

On Thursday 22 June Cesca and Isabel from Form II, and Kiki and Sophie from Form III took a trip to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in Old Windsor to read to dogs. Reading to dogs is encouraged as the human interaction can be a calming influence on dogs who have not got much experience with people, and also helps young readers build their confidence.

Upon arrival, the staff kindly took us through a short presentation on the history of the rescue centre, and answered any questions the girls had. The girls then split into pairs and took it in turns reading to 2 different dogs, who both really appreciated all the attention.

After a short tour of the rehoming facilities, as well as meeting a gorgeous 3 month old Dalmation/Spaniel puppy, we all headed back to school in time for lunch.

Thank you so much to all the wonderful Battersea Dogs & Cats Home staff who made today possible, it was an inspiring and educational morning.

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