Lesson Plans for teachers hailed as useful resource

The new Blue Dog website includes a "Teachers' Toolbox. This is a collection of ideas and downloadable resources that can be used in the classroom. This has been developed by teachers from Hacton and Scargill schools in the London Borough of Havering, and includes video clips of the suggested lesson plans in action. This format is thought to be especially useful for teachers of other countries who might not be familiar with some of the UK jargon.  

It is hoped to have this material available by September 2011.

Ray Butcher receives Dogs Trust Award

Ray Butcher was presented with the Phyllis Mayer Argus Medal by Philip Daubney, the Chairman of Dogs Trust, in recognition of long and distinguished service on behalf of Dogs. The presentation was made at the Palace of Westminster, London.

In accepting the award, Ray stressed the fact that it is impossible to consider animal health and welfare in isolation from that of humans. As veterinarians, we should be promoting family and community health, as well as humanity in general. These thoughts are very much in tune with the aims and objectives of the Blue Dog programme.

New resource for schools in Serbia

Nikoleta Novak and her colleagues have published a booklet for use in schools to suppliment the Blue Dog CD. We look forward to getting feedback on its use.

Conference Posters help spread the message

The Blue Dog team were fortunate to have a number of posters displayed at the recent World accident Prevention Conference. Ray Butcher is pictured with one of the posters stressing the fact that, despite popular belifs, only 20% of bites occur in public places. The vast majority occur within the home by the family dog - young children being the group at greatest risk.

Prevention requires better education of children and their parents to identify and avoid risk situations. So the Blue Dog message is relavent to all families with children.

Success at World Accident Conference

The Blue Dog had good exposure at the recent World Accident Prevention conference held recently at the Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre in London. Tiny De Keuster gave an oral presentation and she, Ray Butcher and kerstin Meints had a number of poster presentations that stimulated interest amongst the delegates.

It is hoped that classifying dog bites in children as an accident in the home will help to widen the shere of infuence of the programme. 

World Accident Prevention conference 2010 - a great opportunity


Tiny De Keuster and Ray Butcher have been invited to give an oral presentation and a poster presentation at this conference. In addition David Schwebel and Barbara Morrongielo may present their preliminary data on the Blue Dog.

The Trust consider this as a great opportunity to present out programme to professionals working in the field of accident prevention. We have achieved much since the launch in 2006, but have much to learn from others. 


Specialist assessment of Kid's corner

The Kid's Corner is a very important part of the new Blue Dog website. Much of the artwork has been done by Soraya Verbeke and Bayer (Belgium) have provided welcome funding.

Three and a half year old Nyah De Meester was brought in as the first "expert" to view the programme. She proved to be as critical as her Uncle Rudy (a veterinarian associated with the project), though fortunately her opinion was positive.

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