Research has shown that pet ownership can be particularly beneficial for children: from teaching them responsibilities and about the cycle of life, to providing companionship and building confidence.
School pets have been found to:
Teachers have also found therapeutic benefits for children with special needs. For example:
Pets in schools also have social benefits for the school community:
All our supervisors are fully trained to handle and care for our pets. Each week they have two pet monitors who help them with the chores of feeding, cleaning out and looking after the guinea pigs and rabbits.
Meet Our Pets
We have 2 rabbits at school. Chocolate was donated to the school in 2010 and Marble was given to us as a baby rabbit in 2011.
Mario was born in June 2013 and has long hair that needs a lot of grooming by our pet monitors.
Mario’s New Mate!
He has been named Peruvian Paddington (known as Paddington) and was born in June 2014. He is incredibly soft and seems very friendly so far and has made friends with Mario.
Mario has a shampoo
There were plenty of bubbles!
Mario turns into a worm.
Now for a blow dry.
Just a little trim!
The perfect hair cut!
A little bit soggy.
A cuddle before the hair drier.
Spetisbury beauty salon
A lot of people ask where the pets go at the weekend and during holidays. Well they all go to stay with Mrs Margrie on the farm where they have their own holiday home and runs. Sometimes the rabbits are allowed to run round the garden and meet the other pets on the farm!