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Simba – Our School Dog

Simba - Our School Dog

After a lot of research and visiting other schools that have introduced dogs to the school environment, in September 2019, our Headteacher introduced Simba to the children and school community.

Simba is a cockapoo. He was born in July 2019 in Doncaster to a loving family and was raised with his parents until he was 10 weeks old. Simba has always socialised with young children and has a loving, caring nature. In time, we hope that Simba will respond to training to become a reading dog.

We know the benefits that having a dog in school can have. After his first week in school, one parent commented on how much easier the school journey was for their child knowing that Simba was waiting for them at the school gate. Other children have found being able to walk with Simba alleviates their anxiety and reduces stress levels. Adults in school enjoy bringing in treats and visiting Simba throughout the school day.

In the short time he has been in our school, he has proven to be a positive addition to the community.