Most Staff Development days are a bit dull and usually could be done in an hour or an email!! So we didn't have high hopes of our planned morning with our cluster schools on ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and Resilience. But I had a lovely catch up with my old colleagues and met some of the support staff I haven't seen for 3 years. They said they still missed me! 😊
Our afternoon activity was a learning walk around the local area to explore possible outdoor learning opportunities. Over lunch our headteacher said if anyone was able to bring their dog on the walk that would be ok. As I live a 5 min drive from the school I nipped home to get Emma!
So a Labrador, a Spaniel and a Beagle all came to school and behaved beautifully. There was coffee and cake in the library afterwards and all 3 dogs just laid down and slept!!
Here is Emma now!! 😂
Everyone loved having the dogs in school and we're talking seriously about how we could use dogs as therapy to help some kids. So it was a rare useful and enjoyable Staff Development Day for a change!
And now I'm officially on holiday!