Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News : 2018-12-01

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Horse And Pet News

Horse and Pet News Story Dog Comes To Galston Public School Quotes from teachers and students: “Do I get to do it again?! Yes!!!” take the next steps contact local area coordinato­r Val Wright val@ “The students love it!” “He absolutely loves it! His little face lit up when he saw Zoe!” Would you like your school to have a story dog helping? Contact Zoe, seen here with her owner Val Wright, is the first and currently only story dog working in this area. Says Val: “I really enjoy our reading sessions with the children at our local school.” We would very much like to recruit more story dogs to help children in other schools. Zoe off to work Sponsorshi­p F Story Dogs is non-profit organisati­on and a registered charity and relies entirely on kind sponsors to cover its modest operating costs. $500 a year is sufficient to sponsor one dog. If you or your company would like to help children in this way please contact Val, who would love to hear from you and can tell you more about our work. ive 2nd grade pupils in Galston Public School are reading to Zoe, a Labrador bitch, every week and this is greatly improving their reading skills. The children love Zoe and enjoy reading to her because it makes reading fun. This helps them become confident, lifelong readers as their reading skills and confidence soar. Zoe listens, doesn’t judge or criticise them and enables them to relax while reading and not feel any pressure or embarrassm­ent if they make a mistake. Would you like your dog to become a story dog? Use this link to find out: https:// irp-cdn.multiscree­ a1067652/files/uploaded/ Volunteer-Informatio­n-Pack. pdf then if you would like to December 2018 | Galston Community News Read online at www.galstoncom­ 38

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