Griff Buddy Dog

Did you know that Priestley Smith School has a Buddy Dog?

His Name is Griff.  He comes to school each day with Mrs Broadley and can usually be found in the Mobility rooms.  You can see more of his adventures on the school facebook page.

Why is he at Priestley Smith?

Griff was given to us by the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association  to help pupils learn how to care for a dog.

They also hope that pupils will be less afraid of dogs they know and guide dogs,  whilst learning to keep themselves safe around dogs.

Some pupils might like a Guide Dog in the future,  so spending time with Griff can help them make an informed decision. For more information about the Buddy Dog scheme click here

What does Griff do?

Pupils have the chance to interact with Griff on a regular basis. Some pupils will spend time feeding or grooming him,  others may play with him or take him for walks. He also goes into the classroom to reinforce learning in many different subjects and provides comfort, companionship and stress relief to staff and students alike.

Guide Dogs have provided some guidance on how to keep children safe around dogs GN Child Interaction with Guide Dog stock v1

Have fun and test your knowledge on saying safe around Dogs on the Kennel Club website