Animal Management students talk to Primary School pupils about Dog Safety

Animal Management students from Cirencester Sixth Form College were delighted to be invited to Watchfield Primary School to present a talk on dog safety for pupils from reception up to year 4.

Knowing how important dog safety is for children, the College gladly took on this challenge and devised an interactive and informative talk that would get children thinking about how they interact with dogs.

Kimberley Monahan Course Leader, led the talk alongside superb year 2 students Lee Hunt and Kirsty West. The students were lucky enough to be joined by two of the kindest and best canine demonstrators, Keno and Maverick. The talk was a major hit with all students and staff, some of the more nervous students even plucked up the courage to stroke the dogs at the end.

Animal Management lecturer Kimberley Monahan said, “The children were really excited about the talk but were surprisingly knowledgeable about how to remain safe around dogs, I hope that from now on they follow the rules of ask first and always refer to a dogs behaviour before approaching”.

Mrs Annie Simmons, Year 3/4 Team Leader at Watchfield Primary School said, “Teaching young children how to keep themselves safe around dogs is so important and was perfect for our whole-school ‘Safety Week’. Kim and her helpers were very knowledgeable and, as well as picking up lots of top tips, the children really enjoyed it.”

For more information about Animal Management courses or if you would like our dog safety team to visit your school please contact tom.bint@cirencester.ac.uk