Thursday, January 20, 2022

Scoil Bhríde secondary school (Mercy) in Tuam have introduced their newest recruit.

Meet Eddie, he will be the new community dog for the school to help as a therapy and education aid.

Eddie will be a new therapy dog in the school, one of eight in Ireland. Photo: Mercy Tuam Facebook

Scoil Bhríde took to their Facebook to introduce everybody to Eddie.

“Eddie is our schools new working community dog. Eddie has been trained by the Irish Guide Dogs. He is a 3-year-old Pure Lab and his birthday is the 18th of March.
A community dog works in a school as a therapy or education aid. Eddie, along with his trained handler (Ms. Sarah Molloy/Ms. Catherine Murphy), becomes part of the essential learning process within the school. Eddie and his handler work alongside the teachers and educational staff in the school to help reduce stress and increase the learning potential of the students by goal directed interventions. Together, Eddie and his handler participate in classroom activities and work with individual students and groups.
There are 7 Community dogs in Ireland with Eddie making it 8 dogs altogether since 2020.”
The Western People can confirm that Eddie is in fact – a very good boy.

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