In 2017, Digby first started coming to SGPS as our Junior School Reading Dog. The aim was to motivate, encourage and improve the capabilities of students with reading difficulties. Reading aloud to a ‘reading dog’ as a ‘non-judgemental’ audience has shown to give students extra confidence and motivation, especially for those who struggle with reading. A special bond across the whole school was made with Digby.
This year Digby will be in Gr. 3/4 S/A on Thursdays. He also provides wellbeing to the whole school community by accompanying Jan Alexander on yard duty, visiting classrooms, supporting any student who needs some extra ‘tender loving care’ and supports staff wellbeing too! 🙂