Linlithgow’s Low Port Primary School received a special visitor from The Dogs’ Trust last week.
Rachel spent the afternoon teaching Mrs. Johnston’s class about environmentally friendly dog ownership.
It was an afternoon that taught the class lots of interesting new skills such as how to check if a dog has fleas, how to check if a dog has been microchipped and even how to correctly pick up poo!
The children all made a donation which the charity was very grateful for and which will go to the Dog’s Trust centre in West Calder.
Although there were no dogs present, the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and described it as a “great visit” on their blog.
It wasn’t just P5 which benefited from Rachel’s visit, she spent the whole day at the school, presenting various workshops to a number of different classes.
These workshops covered topics ranging from safety around dogs to healthy living with them.
There was even time for a maths workshop as part of the new Curriculum for Excellence which involved the children learning about the costs behind owning a dog.
The Dog’s Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity with 20 rehoming centres across the country.