Local Wellard family owned and operated business, B n L Earthworks has sponsored a Story Dog.
Ben recently became a Story Dog and now attends Bertram Primary School weekly to sit with selected children who read to Ben and his handler.
The outcomes are amazing as the child has fun, is not judged, improves focus, improves reading skills and increases confidence.
B n L Earthworks sponsorship provides the essentials for Ben and his handler to start in a school and continue helping children to learn to read.
“Our sponsorship provides everything Ben needs to help these young children to be the best they can be. Reading is an essential part of learning. We are proud to be able to provide what Ben needs to help these kids get a great start in their education.” Says Owner - Louise Schnuriger.
Story Dogs is a not for profit organisation formed in 2009 and is based on the successful American literacy program: Reading Education Assist and Dogs (R.E.A.D.).
Story Dogs improves children’s reading and communication skills by employing a powerful method – reading to lovable, gentle dogs.