Hi, my name is Penelope and I am a miniature Dachshund. I love snuggles, walks, playing with my toys, and long naps. I am still a puppy so I can get a little excited at times! I am working my magic at Waterloo Lodge, by encouraging pupils to earn their breaks in order to take me on a nice walk. Certain pupils like to seek me out if they are feeling anxious, and I love a nice snuggle to help soothe and encourage them to re-engage in learning. A couple more benefits of me being on site are that I can help to reduce blood pressure, release endorphins that produce a calming effect, which in turn can help to alleviate pain, reduce stress and improve phycological state. You will see me in and around school but mainly in the art room with my Mummy, Miss Radcliffe.