Today saw a first for the Learn Together Cymru project in West Wales – our first canine reading volunteer!
Riley is the new volunteer for our collaboration with Carmarthenshire Therapy Dogs – Reading with Dogs. He will be going fortnightly with his owner, Leanne McFarland, to Llandeilo Primary School to work with a select few pupils who we hope will really benefit from practising their reading with him.
We went to Llandeilo Primary School today just to complete the paperwork and to introduce Riley and Leanne to the school, but whilst he was there he did have a quick look around and met a few pupils, and he was a big hit.
Further details to follow soon, and we hope that Riley will be the first of a large pack of reading dogs.