Maggie the dog made special teacher

A dog has become so successful in helping children to read, that she’ has become an special member of staff at a school in the West Midlands, England.

The idea of getting pupils to read to dogs in order to improve their reading and writing skills was first tried out in the UK five years ago.

But Maggie, a 10-year-old Shih Tzu, has become so successful that she now has her own staff badge at the school in Halesowen.

BBC reporter Phil Mackie went along to meet Maggie, and Grace, another Shih Tzu, who’ is training to take over when Maggie retires.

Teaching Assistant Toni Gregory spoke on behalf of the two pups.

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