It is scientifically proven that petting an animal reduces cortisol levels.
At Springwell Leeds Academy we recognise the importance of this and how it helps improve the mental health in our staff and pupil’s. Across our sites we have a number of dogs that attend school on a regular basis and provide intervention support to all of our pupils.
This support could be going for a walk with pupils to help them regulate, listening to pupil’s read to increase their ability and confidence or just being around for a quick cuddle and a treat!
Meet our school dogs: