Dog day at Westwood School

Year 3 Westwood school pupils with Mrs Sidaway's dog where teachers have brought their dogs to school
Year 3 Westwood school pupils with Mrs Sidaway's dog where teachers have brought their dogs to school
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CLASSROOMS at March’s Westwood Junior School were full of wagging tails on Wednesday as some extra-hairy pupils joined the ranks.

For one day only, dogs were brought into school by teachers as part of a special learning day.

Staff from RSPCA Block Fen, at Wimblington, came along to give a talk to pupils about the responsibility of having a dog and taking care of it.

Youngsters learned about what dogs need to be happy and healthy and also what role the RSPCA plays in taking care of animals.

The canines were on hand to demonstrate some of the challenges an animal can pose. A wide variety of breeds were there, from the massive Irish Wolfhound to the more compact Collie. Labradors and Golden Retrievers were also present.

There was a dog in each classroom and the children rotated so they could see all the dogs. The owners were also there to talk about their pets.

The day was part of a literacy exercise. The children were expected to listen to all the information and then write about dogs and how to take care of them.