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Boys’ Aim to Name a Guide Dog Puppy

Tuesday, 03 December 2013

Boys’ Division Year 7 pupils have been given an insight into the charity work undertaken by Guide Dogs UK as part of their SPACE afternoons’ programme. 

The boys enjoyed a presentation from the Charity and watched a demonstration from some of the handlers and the dogs.  They then worked in their forms on a variety of tasks, the main one of which was to personalise a money-box. They were given the money-box to take home with them at the end of the day to collect money in.

Boys might save some of their pocket-money, offer to do extra chores to earn some money or ask family and friends to help them with loose change. Throughout the Spring Term there will be dates for them to bring their money-box in and have the contents counted and recorded. The top fundraisers from each form will receive a prize.

The Boys’ Division aims to collect enough to be able to sponsor the naming of a Guide Dog puppy.

Mrs Christine Edge, who organised the event, says; “The sponsorship is £2,500 per puppy and we are very hopeful of naming at least one puppy by the time our Year 7s have collected their money and it is added to other events across other year groups. We have selected Year 11 boys as those who will be offered the privilege of naming a puppy and this will be done as an inter-form competition just before they begin study leave for their GCSEs.”

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The boys personalise their money box

The boys personalise their money box

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association presentation in the Great Hall

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association presentation in the Great Hall

The guide dogs and their handlers

The guide dogs and their handlers