Today the Nexus students said “hello” to the newest member of the Nexus family, Hubble the puppy. She belongs to Dr. Foster, but will spend some time at the Nexus Campus helping Lola with her ‘cuddle’ duties.
The presence of dogs in schools can benefit students and staff in a number of ways. Research carried out at the University of Central Michigan found that dogs lower stress, heart rate and blood pressure. Secondly, interactions between students and staff are increased. Finally, the presence of a dog is likely to increase cooperation and other positive behaviours among members of different groups.
Hubble had a great first day, dishing out cuddles and love at break and lunch time and sleeping soundly in her cosy bed during lesson times.