School dog McFlurry
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School with dog subject of TV documentary

A school in East London is the subject of a new TV documentary for its pioneering approach in teaching teenage boys who have been excluded from mainstream education.

Ian Mikardo High School has no uniforms, no detentions, and no punishments - but it does have its own school dog.

Head teacher Claire Lillis says the dog, McFlurry, has a "calming" effect, and can help bring barriers down in the school.

  • 05 Oct 2014
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