Paws for thought

Pupils had the chance to meet some furry friends as part of their de-stress health week with Scottish charity, Canine Concern Scotland Trust, hosting a series of educational workshops on Thursday.

Everyone enjoyed the “Paws Against Stress” event with volunteers bringing along their Therapets and explaining the benefits and calming influence that pet therapy can have on stress. 

Pupils had the chance talk about their own pets during the lunchtime event whilst having a cuddle with the Therapet dogs, who are tasked with the important job of cheering up people during their time of need.

Volunteer, Rose Carr said: “We have had a wonderful time visiting the pupils and the dogs enjoyed all the fuss being made of them.

"Pets can have a really calming influence during exam time and our workshops have been very well received.”

S4 pupil, Saskia Dobson added: “I’ve really enjoyed learning all about the positive effects that dogs can have on alleviating stress, it’s been really interested learning about the benefits of therapy dogs and how they can make a difference.”


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