Meet our new pupils, Myth and Legend. We adopted these guinea pigs in January 2021 to help the children’s wellbeing during the latest lockdown. The children help to care for them by feeding them daily, cleaning them out and bringing them treats. They will also have the opportunity to take them home and care for them in the holidays if they wish.
Research shows that having a pet has many benefits to a child’s wellbeing including;
· Reducing stress and anxiety
· Building positive social skills
· Helping children with Autism and ADHD
· Giving them something positive to focus on.
The children love having them here and they have settled in really well. It is as though they have been with us forever and we are already seeing the positive effect they are having.