Pennywell Early Years Centre have enlisted the help of an unlikely furry companion to keep the children’s morale high whilst they are not in school.
Doby the dog is usually in charge of looking after the Community Centre and Nursery. Despite his lack of sight Doby uses his nose to work out where he is going. Now that the children are at home, Doby is making the most of this quiet time to make some new friends in the nursery. Children have been urged to send virtual messages to Doby while they are not in nursery. Julie Ramshaw from Pennywell Early Years said: ‘he has kind paws and he is friendly and loyal’ as well as noting that ‘the children have responded really positively to establish friendships with Doby.’ Through this it has encouraged the families to keep in contact with the school in a fun way.