At Chellow Heights School we are very passionate at supporting pupils to reach their full potential holistically. Pet Therapy supports the positive development of Social, Emotional and Mental Health through hands on experiences with animals. Research has proved that spending time with animals reduces the stress hormones within our bodies. For some pupils it supports them to develop self-awareness, through recognising different emotional states and talking about them with a member of staff. The benefits of Pet Therapy are seen from as little as 5 minutes into a session.
Through Pet Therapy, pupils learn to care for animals by feeding them, weighing them, cleaning them out and grooming them.