Sir Anthony Seldon , the education secretary, supports the need for more attention in regards to mental health in schools. He has discussed how children will relate to dogs in a different way to humans when they are feeling sad, anxious or have experienced trauma. Having a dog in school helps to reduce stress, build emotional understanding and helps children to express their feelings in a way that may not be achieved with adults alone.
Having Ralphie in school will help both children and staff to feel connected, become more active, develop learning and enjoy time with their peers. These are the 5 ways to wellbeing that we hope will build a school that fully supports the mental health of our school community.
Ralphie is a wonderful addition to our team!
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