We will add more pictures of Bella on each visit.
Meadowside has registered to be part of the Paws & Read programme run by Therapy Dogs Nationwide.
Children have been asked to read to Bella, who is a Therapy Dog Nationwide registered dog, under close supervision of her human, Sarah, who is a TDN volunteer and a member of school staff. Bella, as all TDN dogs, is a specially temperament assessed dog who sometimes also visit hospitals, hospices and care homes etc. Bella remains on her lead for the whole visit.
Reading to Bella is a great way for children to practice and enjoy reading away from the hustle and bustle of the classroom.
Bella is a lovely dog, the children and staff look forward to each of her weekly visits.
This week Bella sat in the North Star office to hear her stories much to the delight of Miss Arthur, who said
"Bella is so gentle and calming, I love the way she crosses her legs when she listens to the children read."