Our Guest Speakers Karen and Vanessa from Story Dogs. The ladies joined us with the beautiful little King Charles Spaniels Poppy and Libby.
The Story Dogs Mission is to make reading fun for children, so they become confident lifelong readers.
No child should be left behind in literacy.
Formed in 2009 in northern NSW, Story Dogs has expanded to now be operating in six Australian states, partnering with 224 schools, with 374 volunteer Dog Teams helping over 1880 children every week.
Their purpose is to help primary school children (aged 7 - 10) learn to read.
They partner with the classroom teacher to provide a non-judgemental, relaxed, fun reading space.
Children can go at their own pace, make mistakes as the dog doesn’t mind and have fun reading.
Quite an interesting Q&A followed, and we discovered the South Geelong Primary School do not have a story dog and Karen asked if we could follow up with our contacts at the school. 
I’m sure that is possible