College visited by Guide Dog puppies

College continues to have strong links with the local Guide Dogs for the Blind Association and welcomed volunteers, puppies and dogs on Thursday 9th November as part of the Wellbeing Programme, which is currently in its third year.

Over 220 girls visited the Wellbeing Suite to learn about the work involved in training a guide dog and chocolate treats were shared between volunteers and students as they engaged in conversation about the charity.

Some of the volunteers had visited in previous sessions and others were visiting College for the first time, but they all came with warmth and enthusiasm to explain how a guide dog provides mobility and freedom to blind and partially-sighted people. A small stall had been set up with various gifts and girls and staff were keen to purchase these handcrafted stocking fillers.

College continues to fundraise for its Puppy Naming Account, so in the near future the girls can name a guide dog puppy and be involved in its development. Thank you to the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association for visiting College once again.

For more information about the charity Guide Dogs and the great work they do, please visit: www.guidedogs.org.uk.