Staff and students at St Edward’s Senior & Sixth Form have been joined by a very special new member of the St Edward’s family. Digby, the cockapoo, will be playing an integral role in the well-being team this coming year.

Digby lives with our School Nurse, Mrs Rye, and is now part of the team of our current well-being staff, including our Councillor and Well-being Nurse. He is quickly adapting to his new surroundings (thoroughly enjoying his walks in our school grounds) and will soon be ready to work with the pupils.

The Royal College of Nursing says “Animals are used to help humans in different ways. Studies suggest that the effects can be beneficial to physical, social and psychological well-being… Research has found that stroking an animal can be relaxing and can result in a reduction in blood pressure. Their presence can also promote social interaction and reduce psychological responses to anxiety.”

We are very excited to welcome Digby to the School and are sure that he will be a valuable addition to the extended St Edward’s community.