Meet KSA’s Nurture Dog
Meet Sandy, the ‘nurture dog’ at Kettering Science Academy. Sandy, a cockapoo, along with her handler, Hazel, visits the Academy three times a week to interact with students.
Each session is spent discussing how things in school are going, completing mindfulness exercises, developing self-confidence, taking responsibility and charge of the dog, learning self-expression and generally having fun!
The students benefit emotionally and educationally from the meetings, which increase their understanding of responsibility and develop empathy and nurturing skills. The students love interacting with Sandy!