Blue, The Infiniti School Dog

Blue is our school dog. He is a blue french bulldog and has been attending our school since he was just 8 weeks old. Blue has been at Infiniti School since March 2022. Just like all of our new children, it took him a little while to settle in but he soon found comfort once he knew his way around the school site and had a bed set up in every office! 

Blue spends his days visiting the classrooms, listening to readers and playing with the children. He even picks up on those who are feeling a bit sad - a little stroke and a look into those big brown eyes is enough to make anyone feel happy again.

There are many benefits to having a school dog, including:

  • a calming effect on pupils;
  • improved behaviour and concentration, reduced stress and improved self-esteem;
  • encouraging expression and participation in more withdrawn children;
  • fostering a sense of responsibility;
  • motivating pupils to think and to learn, as most children have a high level of natural interest in, enthusiasm for and enjoyment of animals;
  • encouraging respect and thereby improving pupils’ relationships with each other, parents, carers and teachers;
  • teaching children to nurture and respect life;
  • helping work undertaken; and
  • helping children build confidence in reading.