Tuesday, October 16, 2007
A playful puppy chewing up your paper was always one excuse for failing to produce your homework. But one school is proving that dogs can be a pupil's best friend when it comes to getting their work done. Staff at Rough Hay Primary School, in Wednesbury, West Midlands, have introduced a nine-month-old puppy into lessons to teach the children about responsibility. They believe their springer spaniel Betty encourages youngsters to be more considerate and helps them to communicate better with their peers. There's a news video on this page.