THE newest recruit at Cirencester College has been winning the hearts of children from a Swindon primary school.

Daisy, a 13-week old rescued mix breed terrier who has been taken on by the Animal Management department at the College, was invited by Bridlewood Primary School to present a talk on dog safety for pupils from reception up to year 6.

Daisy was accompanied on the trip by her handler Kimberley Monahan, course leader for Animal Management.

The Animal Management department devised an interactive talk that would get children thinking about how they interact with dogs safely.

The talk was a major hit with all the pupils and staff, with some of the more nervous students plucking up the courage to stroke the dog before the session was over.

Kimberley said: “The children were really excited about the talk and were superbly knowledgeable about how to remain safe and look after dogs. I was really impressed by the children at the school and I hope that from now on they follow the rules of ask first and always refer to a dogs behaviour before approaching”.

If you would like the dog safety team to visit your school please contact Alternatively visit the College Open Day on Saturday, October 13 between 10am and 3pm.