Canine capers at Oakwood School

Harry Foster and Bee getting ready for the fastest sausage eating contest.
Harry Foster and Bee getting ready for the fastest sausage eating contest.

STAFF and children at Oakwood Preparatory School in Chichester held a canine-filled afternoon to raise money for charity.

The pupils were allowed to bring their dogs to the school near East Ashling for an afternoon of four-legged fun in aid of Canine Partners.

“There was everything from furry fancy dress, a doggy tombola, canine cakes and a hot dog stand,” said a spokeswoman for the school.

“The afternoon was a tremendous success, enjoyed by both people and dogs, and raised an amazing £1,000 for the charity – hopefully enough to train a 
new puppy.

“All the pupils were involved – some of the children taking the dogs around 
were as big as the dogs! It was a smashing afternoon.”

There was also a fun dog show and a demonstration by two Canine Partners dogs called Saffy and May who showed off their skills as assistance dogs.

The pupils took their dogs of every shape and size into the ring to show off their skills in an assault course. Dogs also competed to be the best-behaved and even showed off their tricks.

Canine Partners is based in Heyshott near Midhurst. The charity aims to assist people with disabilities to enjoy independence and a better quality of life.

The dogs showed off their skills helping their partners to press buttons, load washing machines and helping their partners with items of clothing.