Maryborough Education Centre,(MEC) in partnership with Loddon Campaspe School Focused Youth Services, engaged the Dogs Connect Full Scale Program in semester 2, 2020. Daisy (female Groodle) began her work as a teaching and learning facilitator in the primary campus and now works with secondary school students as well. Daisy loves her school community, particularly hanging out with the administration staff and when she is ‘off duty’ spends time with the school principal and his family.
Daisy has had a very positive impact on many people in the MEC community, and we look forward to hearing about her involvement for years to come.
Here is some data we data we collected in Maryborough Education Centre’s Evaluation Report.
92% of students report that having the school dog in the classroom during teaching and learning time helps them to feel more relaxed.
80% of students indicate that having the school dog in their classroom during teaching and learning time gives them something to look forward to during school hours.