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Pet Therapy is coming to Sandown Bay Academy!

posted 6 Feb 2018, 07:19 by Katrina Heather   [ updated 6 Feb 2018, 07:21 ]

On 28th February we are being visited by a young black Labrador in training to be a therapy dog.


Dogs have a soothing effect on people. The simple act of petting a dog can ease symptoms of depression and anxiety. The benefits of therapy dogs are overwhelming, and include:

  • Increasing independence

  • Decreasing symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues

  • Reducing stress

  • Improving physical health

  • Providing companionship for lonely or isolated people

  • Providing a safe opportunity for people—particularly children—to talk about uncomfortable topics

  • Providing comfort to people who are anxious about receiving medical care


If your child has an allergy of is frightened of dogs, please advise them of the following timetable.


Tutor


P1

SN1

P2

Lecture theatre

Break

Staff room

P3

Break and then 11.30 The Courtyard

P4

Science block

Lunch

Outside between East and West if dry

P5

The Cove




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