Last week we celebrated National Pet Month as part of encouraging students to reflect on the importance of being a responsible pet owner, but also more widely about caring, looking after others and protecting those more vulnerable to ourselves.

This week we were fortunate enough to bring in Adam Elsdon, a representative of the Retired Greyhound Trust, who was able to talk to students about the organisation’s work, the issues around animal welfare, and the responsibilities of care and nurture.

Added to that, we also met the retired greyhound Fraser and Teddy who were beautiful dogs that were superb with the students.

Oli Forster, Assistant Headteacher, said: “The work of the Retired Greyhound Trust is well-respected so having them into talk to us was a real boon. This Focus Week has been hugely popular with students and it has given us all chance to reflect on animal care, but also brought lots of shared pet stories between students and staff.”