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Maggie the dog made honorary primary school teacher

Aww - she gets paid in bacon

A dog has become so successful in helping children to read, that she’ has become an honorary member of staff at a school in the West Midlands.

The idea of getting pupils to read to dogs in order to improve their literacy was first tried out in the UK five years ago, but Maggie, a 10-year-old Shih Tzu, has become so successful that she now has her own staff badge at Earls High school in Halesowen.

Phil Mackie went along to meet Maggie, and Grace, another Shih Tzu, who’ is training to take over when Maggie retires.
Video: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-35160619

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Moyra
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06-01-2016, 10:08 AM
Anything that helps children to have the confidence to read is worthwhile. I think this is lovely because it also helps children to understand that not all dogs are to be frightened of.
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