14 November 2018
Students have raised £370 for the Save the Children Indonesian tsunami appeal by organising a puppy therapy session for staff and students at the school.
Lower Sixth students Sofia Balk and Noor Mansuri came up with the idea for the event as part of the student-led Recovery Project Organisation, which was set up by two Old Sennockians, Russell and Rachelle Lam, and raises funds every year for different humanitarian relief efforts.
Eight goldendoodle puppies belonging to the parent of a Year 11 pupil were brought into the school. Staff and students could pay £3 for a seven-minute cuddle with one of the puppies.
Sofia said: ‘The concept behind it was to hold a fun, creative and interactive event that created a bond between the charity and students. After all, everybody loves puppies!’
Students participating in the event commented that they were in a significantly better mood and less stressed after the puppy therapy session.
All the funds will be going to support Save the Children, specifically in smaller tsunami-hit communities in which conditions are progressively deteriorating and risk of diseases is increasing.