With the rise of the plethora of homework, exams, and workload that is donned on a student comes the rise of stress-related incidents in school. You might have seen at least one of your classmates tear up every time the grades are released. But did you know that stress in school doesn’t only affect students but teachers as well?
That was the primary reason why Dr. Mary Bousted from the National Education Union in the UK notified the teaching force of the widespread stress that is eating them up. To address the problem, the Ilkley Grammar School in West Yorks designed a “well-being week” that aims to uplift the teachers’ spirits and give them a break from the challenging job they have on their hands.
This week coincides with the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GSCE) exams, so while students burn their brains on acing the tests, the teachers get to spend a little me time for themselves. And what better way to take away the stress than petting an adorable pooch in your office?
Betty, a sweet and thoughtful greyhound from Pets As Therapy, got hired by the school to give the teachers their well-deserved break. One of the staff of the school owns Betty and decided that she will be the perfect distraction for the stressed teachers.
The canine is a usual visitor in hospitals, houses, and prisons, and it is probably her first time to look after stressed teachers. Betty is available for petting on Monday of the well-being week as the exams are ongoing. The petting session can last as long as the teachers like.
This is on top of the handful of other stress-relieving activities that the school has organized for the teaching staff.
Look just how adorable this pooch is.
Courtesy of The Sun