Meet Pippin

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There are proven physical and mental health benefits to being around animals. Extensive research has shown that the presence of an animal can have a positive impact on physiology and psychology and so help to reduce stress levels.

Stroking a pet for example, has been shown to lower blood pressure and the heart rate, bringing a calming effect.  In this way, pets may be used  to provide emotional support as well as provide a service. 

Our School Dog ‘Pippin’ has lived with Mrs Godfrey and her family since he was 8 weeks old, he is a beautiful black Labrador and very much a family dog.                 
He has the right temperament to work with children and adults within the school environment. Pippin is a very caring and well behaved dog.

Please read our School Dog risk assessment here.

Guidelines to interaction with our School Dog:
  • Under no circumstances will children have close interaction with the school dog unless the school has permission from parents/carers.
  • Once permission has been given no child shall be forced into interaction with the school dog if this makes them feel unhappy in anyway.
  • At all times, interaction with the school dog must be controlled and safe for adults, children and the school dog himself. If the following guidelines are not followed, interaction with the school dog will be cancelled.
  • At all times of interaction, there must be an authorised adult who takes the leading role when interacting with the school dog. If children, or visiting adults, do not abide by the guidance given by the authorised adult, the interaction will be cancelled.

Wacky Hair Day - Thursday 3rd November

29 Oct 2022

Our School Councillors have organised a school fundraiser on Thursday 3rd of November, we are having a Wacky Hair Day.

A cyber-safety information evening

27 Oct 2022

We will be hosting a cyber-safety information session for ALL parents/carers on 3rd November at 6pm. Please book your tickets HERE

Dunalley Open Day

21 Oct 2022

Dunalley Open Day
Wednesday the 11th January from 10.30am
email 2023starters@dunalley.gloucs.sch.uk
to let us know you'll join us

Call of the Wild

04 Oct 2022

Our Year 6 residential week is underway.The children are having a fabulous time.

Y6 - Secondary School Open Days

16 Sep 2022

Over the coming few weeks there are a number of open days in the local area that we would like to make you aware of.
https://dunalleyps.schoolzineplus.co.uk/secondary-schools-open-days

Summer Fete - July 15th 3pm - 5pm

17 Jun 2022

Friday July 15th from 3pm to 5pm
We are busy getting things planned for our first Summer Fete in a few years. Alongside our own stalls (with...

Y1 Visit from the RNLI

17 Jun 2022

Y1 enjoyed a visit from the RNLI and learnt about safety at the beach

Our Jubilee Picnic

30 May 2022

Click here to watch our fantasic overhead video of our Jubilee Picnic.

Jubilee Writing Competition

23 May 2022

Jubilee Writing Competition
To help us to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, Dunalley will be holding a writing competition. 

Dunalley Lates

13 May 2022

As we mentioned in our previous newsletters we are very pleased to be able to offer more opportunities for the children attending Lates.