Maryborough Education Centre (MEC) students welcomed their new furry friend last week, Daisy the support dog.
The school has been working hard to raise funds to bring Dogs Connect, a wellbeing program launched in 2015, to Maryborough and on Tuesday last week Daisy the groodle officially arrived at the school.
Dogs Connect is an Australia-first learning program that helps improve culture in schools by focusing on student wellbeing and connectedness by introducing a dog to the classroom.
Daisy will now grow up with students and lend her support in the classroom to all grades MEC principal David Sutton said the whole school community has worked hard to ensure the Dogs Connect program can happen.
“The MEC school community is thrilled to partner with Dogs Connect to improve the social and emotional learning outcomes of our students,” he said.
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