Boris’ Basic Training

Boris RAF Picture

Marham Infant School is beginning to plan a special passing out parade for one of their students.

Boris, the school dog, is about to start training with the RAF. Boris, a Labradoodle, has been with the school since he was just eight weeks old. Having become one of the children and proved he has the personality for life at a busy school Boris is ready for more training.

Personnel from the Police Flight at RAF Marham have kindly offered their spare time and expertise to the children and staff at the school and will begin a special after school club where children will learn how they too can help Boris during his classes. During the club children will learn about the general health and welfare of looking after dogs alongside the basic commands all dogs need.

Headteacher, Michaela Webb, is delighted to have the opportunity to extend the children’s learning in this special, unique way. She said, ‘It is widely recognised that animals can form an incredible bond with children and have unique talents for knowing how to help and support. Boris is already a member of our school family and we have seen some of the ways in which he has supported children, especially when they want to talk about their feelings for example when mum or dad are away. The very generous offer from the personnel at RAF Marham will be of great benefit to both Boris and the children at the school.’

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