This is Carolyn with her boy Jack. When Carolyn is not working as a support tutor in ALS, she and Jack can be found offering reading tutorials to children who lack confidence or literary skills at Pokesdown Primary School.
Jack is a member of Caring Canines, a Queen’s Award winning volunteering service that offers dog assisted therapy in local communities. In Bournemouth, its patron is Tobias Ellwood MP.
The lovely (and very calm) Jack is part of a scheme called Be Bookwise which aims to help children become better readers. The child reads to the dog and the volunteer is on hand to help with any difficult words. This week, Jack has been listening to a story about ‘goldfish fairies’. How brilliant is that?