Cessy is famous (and so are some of her special friends in Wrens class). The Oxford Mail came to meet her and we ended up on the front page! Someone in Oxford saw the story and contacted her daughter Tina who lives in Cessy in France to tell her about this special school dog. Tina remembered Ms Parks from when she lived in France and sent her a message. It's a small world!
Now, the staff at the Oxford Mail want an office dog.
Cessy is a gentle and friendly black cockerpoo. She belongs to Ms Parks but comes to visit us often and soon she will be staying for the mornings, taking walks with us and joining in playtime. Cessy loves to make friends and she has been having a wonderful time getting to know the adults and children in the school, especially Wrens class where she currently spends lots of her time.
Breed: Cockerpoo (mixed breed cocker spaniel and minature poodle)
Date of Birth: 10th February 2017
Favourite Food: Bananas
Best trick: Giving her paw
Favourite toy: Monkey
Favourite blanket: The gorgeous crocheted blanket made by Mrs Bennett (see photos).
Favourite hobby: Making friends.
Did you know?: Cessy is named after a village in France - see if you can find it on a map.
Here are a few photos of Cessy in school - come back another day to see more as we update them regularly.
To help Cessy feel safe and happy in school, we all must follow these rules.
Across the country, dogs are increasingly being welcomed in to schools and hospitals as the social and emotional health benefits they bring are vast. Organisations such as Dogs for Good and Dogs Helping Kids believe there is significant potential for dogs to help young people in a range of educational environments, bringing benefits to their academic, emotional and social development. Many local primary and secondary schools (including St Birinus and John Mason) have recently welcomed a dog into school life and when we learnt about the benefits we thought it would be a great idea for our children too.
We chose Cessy because we know she is trained, good-nartured, friendly and gentle. She is used to being around children on a daily basis and is always keen to make new friends. She is healthy and happy and has regular visits to her vet to make sure she is in good shape and fit to spend time in school.