Friday, 12 May 2017

Canine Partners Assembly

Alison, a volunteer from Canine Partners came into school to deliver an assembly on how assistance dogs can help people with a range of disabilities. As a school, we have been looking at how assistance dogs can positively change lives for some disabled people from wheelchair users to people with PTSD. 
Alison from Canine Partners charity 

'Yana' the demonstration Canine Partner hero!

Alison explaining how the charity works and how canine partners are matched to people with different disabilities 

Yana can open cupboards, fetch medication and even retrieve a dropped credit card! AMAZING!

Some canine partners can assist with getting people out of bed


 

Yana even fetched a crutch

Putting footplates up and down to assist wheelchair users

The boys all responded really well and asked sensible questions




Canine partners can help remove gloves coats and hats

Even muddy shoes!


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