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Merlin The School Dog

Merlin is a Cockapoo and he comes to school 3-4 days a week. He gets very excited when he comes to school and loves to meet the children and go for walks round the field.


Merlin celebrated his first birthday in November 2020 and there was a competition to see which class put the most effort into making pictures of Merlin. 3HS won and really enjoyed taking Merlin for walks on the field. 2NE were second to win walks with Merlin, by remembering and following our school values. Who will be next?

In time, Merlin will work more closely with individuals and groups, training, playing and listening to them read. It is well known that animals can improve our well-being and Merlin can certainly bring a smile to people’s faces! He loves being fussed and stroked and will do anything for a ball!


He’s still young though, so he needs to take it step by step. He has a really loud bark! But in school this is just his way of saying ‘I want to play with you!’