Visit ‘from DCM D (628 Signal Troop), 1 NATO Signal Brigade Wednesday 6 June 2018 ’
Our School Dog!
Our school dog is arriving after the holidays. The name Luna was chosen by the children. Her Kennel name is Fairy Bluebird which was chosen to keep with the school’s bird theme.
Luna is a cocker spaniel and currently lives in Gloucester along with her 4 siblings. She is being picked up by Mrs Bonney on August 13th. Mrs Bonney met Jackie, Luna’s owner, at a dog show in Tiverton. Jackie has shown Luna’s mum Ezzie at Crufts.
Luna will be coming into school in September but like the new reception children, she will not be here all day whilst she is very little. It is hoped that as she gains in confidence, she will be in school for longer periods. Luna will be based in the Swan’s nest and will work with groups of children at different times of the day. She will need a lot of sleep!
Earlier this year, we met Digger who goes into schools and listens to children read. We are planning to do a similar thing with Luna. Luna will also help children learn empathy and responsibility. Helen from the Dogs Trust visited us last week and each child attended a workshop and an assembly on how to behave around dogs. The workshops also focused on how to stay safe around dogs and how to limit stressful situations for our fluffy friends.
Finally, we are excited to let you know of a recent development in our journey towards having a school dog and that is that Luna and Mrs Bonney are going to be filmed for a new puppy show on Channel 4. The film crew are filming before we get Luna and then again later next school year (All permissions will be sought before any child is featured).
Watch this space for more news!
Mead Vale Community Primary School is committed to being a ‘self-improving’ school, in pursuit of becoming outstanding. We have approximately 400 children on roll and pride ourselves in providing high quality education and care to every child in our school. Our school vision is to work with parents and the wider community, so that all children will experience the joy of individual and collective success. Learning at Mead Vale is fun, inspirational and without limits.
Newsletter 31 - 20.07.1820 July 2018