This is Bella, the Reading Dog. Bella will be visiting school every week with her owner and handler Mrs Lorna Cecil to help pupils build their conference in reading and communication skills. Bella has been specially trained by the Burns Pet Nutrition Foundation as part of the ‘Burns By Your Side’ reading and therapy dog scheme to help children improve their reading and communication skills. We are very pleased that we are the first secondary school in Pembrokeshire to work with a Burns by Your Side reading dog and our pupils look forward to Bella’s visit each week. There are currently 25 volunteer reading dog volunteers working across West Wales. More information can be found on www.burnsbyyourside.org