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Welcome Back to School Teddy - Term 1, 2024

As our Ted's Space schools return for the start of the new year, Teddy and the Ted's Space team were super excited to be heading back to see our old friends and also to meet lots of new students.  We have also added a new school to our weekly visits - so we are a little busy! Our first lunchtime visit was filled with squeals of delight as the word 'Teddy is here' quickly spread across the playground and excited children came running to see their furry friend.  It was awesome to hear ou...

February 13, 2024

Back to School: How to help your child cope with anxiety

Heading back to school can be a stressful time for students and pupils are more anxious than ever after the Covid years. Gianina Schwanecke reports....

January 29, 2024

Enhancing learning opportunities and wellbeing through animal therapy

Every Wednesday lunchtime, Papakowhai school children wait patiently at the school gate, waiting for Ted to arrive. As the dog; a small, white spoodle, and his owner, Elizabeth arrives, excited murmurs rise among the children. “It’s Teddy!” yells one. “Can I please pat Teddy?” say others excitedly.  Even this, wherein the children ask for polite permission forms a lesson; the first of many learning opportunities Ted will provide over the next few hours. “I encourage all chi...

October 24, 2023

Small dogs removing big learning barriers for kids

The nine-year-old blond spoodle is one of three dogs that teacher Elizabeth McKee takes into primary schools across Upper Hutt and Porirua, as part of the charity Ted’s Space....

November 22, 2022

Teddy recognised in Wellington K9 Gold Awards

The Wellington Gold Awards in association with The Post celebrate excellence and enterprise of businesses in the Greater Wellington Region and Horowhenua.In 2022 Teddy was nominated for and won the the K9 Gold Award. ...

July 3, 2022

Kea Kids News: Therapy dog Teddy takes lead in the classroom

Learning is a lot more fun for students at Pinehaven School, thanks to their special helper Teddy the spoodle.Teddy is a therapy dog, which means he helps people who are feeling sad or stressed by keeping them company and providing plenty of cuddles.He visits the Upper Hutt school three mornings a week, but Kea Kids News reporter Mark Hayward, 9, finds out he gives more than just hugs. He also helps with maths games, reading and is even the playground monitor.See Teddy in action in the...

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