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Girls Meet Peanut

Tuesday, 07 July 2015

Senior Girls at Bolton School were delighted to meet seven month old “Peanut”, the third guide dog that they have sponsored. 

The Girls’ Division has been supporting the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association (GDBA) since 2007, when Year 7 first began raising money for the charity. Now, seven years later, the girls’ combined efforts have raised over £9,000! 

The name of Peanut came about after the Girls’ Division held a quiz to decide which Form would have the honour of naming the new puppy. 9C won and chose the name Peanut, because one of the girls in the class had always wanted a dog with that name. 

Peanut was born on the 12th of December 2014 and started his guide dog training in early February. Diane Moore of the GDBA was delighted with how Peanut had adapted to his training and with how well he handled himself in the busy school despite being excited to see the girls. Year 8 girls were equally delighted to meet him and already had an understanding of the work of guide dogs through their PSHEE lessons. 

The Girls’ Division is the first school in the Greater Manchester area to have raised enough money to sponsor three puppies. They are closely followed by the Boys’ Division, who last year raised £5,000 to sponsor two puppies on the new scheme.

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Girls at Bolton School are delighted to meet Peanut, the third guide dog that they have sponsored

Girls at Bolton School are delighted to meet Peanut, the third guide dog that they have sponsored