Guide Dog Puppies Meet Newnham Students for a ‘De-stress Session’

The sun’s out and the gardens are looking lovely, but with exams coming up, May can be a stressful time of year. Newnham students took the chance to de-stress with a visit from four guide dog puppies.

Pairs of students signed up for a ten minute puppy play session, learning more about the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association while playing with the adorable dogs.

It was a chance for the puppies to develop their socialisation skills in a calm environment. Meanwhile the students took some time away from revision with four lively but well-trained furry visitors.

Student Charlie Pemberton said, “Meeting the puppies has been something I have been looking forward to all week. It’s really brightened my day and had a really positive impact on a high pressured term.”

In thanks to the Guide Dogs for the Blind, and in recognition of their exceptional work, students and the College made a donation of £500.

‘Puppy therapy’ is just part of the College’s commitment to health and wellbeing throughout the year, from Pilates and yoga classes, to Counselling services and weekly Welfare Teas.