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School Mentor Dog - Bow

The School Mentor Dog


We have a school dog called Bow. She comes to school with Miss Smith on some days. You will see her first thing in the morning and at the end of the school day at the school gate, in assemblies, around school working with individual pupils and hearing children read.


Children can benefit educationally and emotionally, increase their understanding of responsibility and develop empathy and nurturing skills through contact with a dog. The pupils learn to stay safe around dogs and look after the dog's well-being. In addition to these benefits, children take great enjoyment from interaction with a dog.  


You will receive a consent letter when your child starts school asking for permission to interact with the school dog. If you have any questions, please speak to the class teacher, trained Dog Mentor staff or Miss Smith.  


School Staff Dog Mentor Trained 

Mrs Swift

Mrs Beevers

Mrs Prytherch

Mrs Graham










25th March 2021

The Dog Mentor came into school today to start Bow's training to become the Burscough Village Primary School mentor dog. We are pleased to report that Bow passed her bronze assessment!

The staff learned all about how to use Bow to support the children in the school community. The children asked lots of questions and talked about their own dogs. They will be working on their dog handling skills with them at home and practising with Bow in school if they don't have a dog.




Bow's Return to School