This is Helena our Guide Dog with her bags packed ready to go to the next stage of her training on 19th March
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Helena is over 10 months old and nearing the end of the time that she will be spending with her Puppy Walkers, Robin and Catherine. At this stage Catherine is mostly working on fine-tuning all of the skills that Helena has learnt so far to help prepare her as much as possible before she hopefully makes the move to one of the national training schools or Mobility Teams to begin her formal training in a few months’ time.
Catherine says that when Helena is on a training walk she does pull a bit too much at times when she’s keen to explore new places, but hopefully with continued practise, and as she matures, this will improve. Helena is wearing a collar which should also reduce this behaviour as well.
Helena continues to travel well on a variety of forms of transport and is great when travelling by train where she will happily relax and go to sleep. When she’s in the car, she is well behaved most of the time, but as soon as they pull into the car park where Helena has her puppy classes, she gets very excited as she loves to socialise with her fellow guide dog pups. Although she doesn’t get spooked by anything when she’s out and about, she does have an aversion to the vacuum cleaner when she’s at home and will bark at it when it comes out!
Helena has come so far during the time that she’s been with her Puppy Walkers and they await the date to be set for her move to big school and to meet her Guide Dog Trainer.
Watch this space!
On Friday 22nd December, both nursery and school pupils with their parents joined in singing at our local Co-op store in Henley in Arden. It was thoroughly enjoyed by one and all.
We have all thoroughly enjoyed the snow. We would like to share the snowmen and snow ladies we made at home and at school.
Congratulations to Daisy! She was awarded “Highly Commended” for her poem based around the theme “While Shepherds Watched” a competition run by the Henley Community Library and Henley Methodist Church.
Today, Mrs Rulon-Miller talked to the nursery and school about Thanksgiving Day. She brought in many artifacts that she had as a child in America.
Today, Sea Legs Puppet Theatre came and entertained the nursery and school. The one man show entertained us for 60 minutes and the show was enjoyed by all age groups even the adults! The scenery and puppets were amazing, we will definitely invite them back for another show.
If you are interested in a place in our primary please let Mrs Everley know.
Helena is growing up and is now Miss April in the Shakespeare Puppies Calendar 2018. On Sale in our entrance.