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