Going SoloFriday, 10 February, 2017
Meet our special guest
On Wednesday we had a special guest at our assembly named Solo. With a beautiful black coat of fur and four paws, he got the students’ attention quite easily! It was lovely to hear from the organisation ‘Hearing Dogs for Deaf People’ about the work that they are doing, providing dogs for deaf people and in doing so, changing lives.
The students heard about the processes involved in training a dog up to become a helper to a deaf person and the incredible impact that a dog can have to someone’s well being and quality of life. They were full of great questions and really enjoyed getting to hear about this amazing charity. Students had been asked to consider donating to the charity beforehand and I am pleased to say we raised nearly £100. Geoff and Pam Harper, the dogs current trainers, were extremely grateful for the opportunity to come in and for our generous contribution to the charity.
Next week, Solo (now 17 months) gets to meet his new family, and the Harpers will start all over again training an 8 week old puppy! The students were shocked by the incredibly difficult sacrifice this couple make every year to start all the way over from scratch! (Mr Dixon)