(UK) Primary school get therapy dog; "George has very calming effect on the children"

May 9, 2018, (UK) Bury Times: Labrador pooch becomes therapy dog for primary school children GEORGE the Labrador has become a best friend to primary school children as part of a new initiative to improve their wellbeing. The four-year-old chocolate Labrador has been taken on as a therapy dog at Radcliffe Primary School, and pupils from nursery age through to Year 6 have been given responsibility to care for him. … The well-behaved pooch will be based in the executive head teacher's office where he will receive visits from children who are upset or have fallen out with their friends. … She said: "Quite a lot of schools have begun to use therapy dogs. There is lots of research around the positive effect they can have on wellbeing. "It is giving children a different avenue to let off steam. "George has a very calming effect on the children. He has a great temperament and is very friendly. He is an amazing dog.