Therapy Dog Amber Helps Year 7s with Reading

January 2019

Therapy Dog Amber Helps Year 7s with Reading

Amber, pictured here with members of our Year 7 Nurture Group who look forward to her Friday visits.

As part of our Nurture Provision, Year 7 students are visited every Friday morning by Amber, the Hungarian Vizsla Therapy Dog, pictured here.

For many of the class Amber’s visit is the highlight of the school week. Students take turns to read stories to her, which not only improves their literacy skills but also helps to build their confidence.

We have already seen an improvement in reading levels, especially among those pupils who were previously reluctant to read.

King James I Academy, South Church Road, Bishop Auckland, County Durham DL14 7JZ