Harvey, Meet Harvey!

On Tuesday 7th July, Year 6 student Harvey, from St Mewan, met Harvey, Penrice’s 8 Year Old Springer Spaniel Therapy Dog, on one of two Welcome Days at the school.

The days were designed for students joining next year to get to know their classmates and the school before the exciting move to secondary school in September.

Mrs Battisson, SEND Support Specialist in Autism at Penrice Academy, said: “Harvey was all Harvey spoke about since he arrived that morning! The day was a great opportunity for the two of them to meet and they’re already getting on well.”

Harvey the Therapy Dog is officially a member of staff at Penrice, and he is trained to ‘listen’ to reluctant readers, help with student confidence and provide comfort if needed.