Fife school boys nominated for Young Scot Award after introducing therapy dog to school

Two school boys from Cupar have been nominated for a Sunday Mail Young Scot Award after highlighting the impact of therapy dogs on mental health wellbeing.

Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 4:38 pm
Updated Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 4:44 pm

Callum Christie and Logan Fenton, both 15, and pupils at Bell Baxter High School are finalists in the Health and Wellbeing category, after completing a research project into the impact of animal companionship on mental health wellbeing.

The pair presented the idea of a full-time therapy dog to their high school senior leadership team.

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Callum and Logan.

After their successful presentation the school now has a therapy dog, which they have named Bella, with Callum and Logan now committed to her training.

Logan said: "We're so excited to be nominated for this award. We just wanted to do something to help others who find school difficult, and improve their mental health by introducing a therapy dog.

Bella the therapy dog.

"Being able to make a difference and watch Bella change the lives of other pupils has been really special."

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