Mandurah Primary School gets grant for k9 companion

Mandurah Primary School gets grant for k9 companion

MANDURAH Primary School will have a k9 helper after a grant from Bendigo Bank.

The grant of almost $6000 will pay for Charlie to visit the school for half a day for the rest of the year.

Charlie has been having a significant impact on students suffering from trauma.

Dogs at schools help students feel less anxious.

Teachers have reported improvements in attendance, reduced negative behaviours and a general sense of happiness and calmness.

A morning tea was held at Mandurah Primary School on Thursday to celebrate Charlie’s continued presence at the school.

Manager of corporate services Anna Fenelon said the students just “love” Charlie.