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School Pets

We are very proud to have three beautiful guinea pigs as school pets here at Woodlands Primary.

Woody, Forest and Oakley

The guinea pigs live in the heart of the school, and the children and staff have regular engagement with the guinea pigs. As well as having lots of lovely cuddles with the guinea pigs, we also engage the children in the guinea pigs' wellbeing, development and basic needs, such as feeding and shelter.

As adults and children, sometimes we need the chance regulate our emotions and feelings. What better way to do this than to look after another living thing. We use this carefully with our most vulnerable children to allow them opportunities to regulate and relax with the guinea pigs.