Dog Safety Blue Cross visit
Today we welcomed Jan, from the Blue Cross, who led a special assembly about being safe with dogs. Many of our children own dogs and/or encounter them on a daily basis, after all, they are often known as 'man's best friend' - at school, we wanted to find out more about how we can enjoy their company as well as stay safe.
Children learnt about the 3 Cs when greeting a dog:
Check (ask the owner first), Call (call the dog to you) and Count (count three strokes then stop, to give the dog the chance to move away).
Jan also told the children some pointers about how to read dog body language as well as talking about other animals that children might encounter when out and about or visiting friends.