The Warwick SHS library is lucky enough to be able to welcome Bren to our staff on a part-time basis. Bren, a Golden Retriever belonging to Deb Nuttman, our Library Officer, has recently passed his assessment to become a Companion Dog. The benefits of having access to animals have been proven to reduce stress, help students focus and decrease negative emotions.
Bren has begun to visit the library during some classes and lunchtimes and the students have been particularly welcoming to him. He is becoming more used to the library environment and having 30 students vying for his attention at once. He wanders around the class as the students read and enjoys gathering pats as he goes.