Holywell Primary and Nursery School

Meet Orla – Therapy Dog in Training

This is Orla. She is Merryn, our therapy dog’s side-kick. Both dogs are Rough Collies.

Orla came in the other day with her owner and Merryn on an orientation visit.

Whereas Merryn is very calm, serene and placid, Orla is still somewhat excitable and vocal. Both dogs have a wonderful temperament and are incredibly friendly, but Orla needs to become more familiar with our school layout, smells and textures before her visits become more regular.

Merryn has been working with Reception and many other children in Nurture and the children (and staff!) really look forward to her visits.

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