New library and therapy dog to help Harpenden schoolchildren learn to read
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A new school library and a therapy dog are helping Harpenden primary pupils to learn to read.
Lola, a fully-trained therapy dog, visits Sauncey Wood School’s new Book Wood every Tuesday so children can read to her and develop their confidence.
The Book Wood was opened on Thursday, November 2, by author and illustrator Rob Biddulph.
Headteacher Steve Lloyd said: “It really meant a lot to our pupils and the wider community, and we are hoping to do some more work with Rob in the near future as he inspired many young minds yesterday.”
Rob told a school assembly how it was always his dream to become an illustrator, and then he helped them draw one of his book characters.
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He then cut the tape on the Book Wood, which was built by donations from Harpenden Building Society, Harpenden Trust, Chorleywood Book Shop, and school governors and parents.
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