Therapy dog joins to help Highbridge school students

PUBLISHED: 18:00 08 October 2017

Tali with Mr Darcy.

Tali with Mr Darcy.

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A therapy dog has become the latest addition to staff at a Highbridge school.

The King Alfred School, in Burnham Road, has welcomed greyhound Mr Darcy to the team to help children with their learning.

He is fully trained to put children at ease and boasts qualifications as a Pets As Therapy dog.

Headteacher Denise Hurr said: “Mr Darcy has been an amazing addition to our staff team and is very popular with students.”

Tali Knight, aged 11, added: “Mr Darcy is lovely and is really nice to have around the school.”

This month the school has also unveiled its new blazer and tie which all pupils joining in September 2018 will wear.

The King Alfred School is currently being helped by the Priory Learning Trust, based in Worle, after it received an inadequate Ofsted rating earlier this year.

It is hoped the school will formally become part of the trust in early 2018.

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