This is Topper our school dog.
He is a 12 year old Golden Retriever. He lives with our Headteacher Mrs Fotheringham and comes to school during the week. He stays in Mrs Fotheringham's Office unless he is busy doing work around school. Topper is always accompanied by an adult when he is working. His work involves listening to readers, talking to children and supporting children in the classroom with their work.
He can help our children and staff in many ways during the school day :-
- Build up confidence with reading
- Improve self-esteem
- Improve behaviour and concentration
- Develop a sense of responsibility
- Support children with their emotions
- Children have opportunity to train him and walk him at break and lunch times
- Improve Staff well-being
For more information about Topper in school during the day please read our Policy
This is Nala, who began to train as our school dog from being only 6 weeks old, she will be Langold Dyscarr's future school dog when Topper retires. She is Topper's grandaughter. Her name in Africa means 'Honey Bee', so we are really pleased with the choice.
Nala is now 20 months old and comes into school once a week now. She really enjoys it and becoming just as popular as Topper.