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GUIDE DOG VISIT

Thanks to a David Wilson Homes, our children will get the chance to follow a guide dog puppy during its 20-month training course as they have offered to sponsor the dog on our behalf. Pupils will receive ‘pupdates’ and pictures of the young Labrador in training, which is yet to be chosen.

The children were treated to a special assembly on the 21st March 2017 where they received a talk from Puppy Walker Susie New with puppy Noah, along with Guide Dog Owner Kim Kirtley and guide dog Gold.

The project is part of an ongoing programme of engagement between the charity, the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, and David Wilson Homes, whose logo features a Golden Retriever.

During her visit, Louise Banham, a Puppy Walker for Guide Dogs said; “My job is to prepare guide dog puppies for their working life by familiarising them with different environments including the home, town and public transport.  They then go to a Mobility Team or Training School to learn guiding skills.  Guide dogs are important for those who are visually impaired, giving them the freedom to live as Independently as possible”.

It was a great experience for the children to meet Susie and her guide dog puppy and learn about how essential a guide dog’s work is. The children are very excited to be given the opportunity to be part of this project and look forward to receiving their ‘pupdates’ and photos.”