This Thursday morning, we were fortunate to have Philip Indge and his golden retriever Lester, visiting WHS to talk to the school about guide dogs. He talked about the things you might have to adjust to or be challenged with when partially or fully blind.
Philip spoke about how Lester had to go on training for 2 years before becoming a guide dog in able to learn the skills he needed to keep their owners safe when out and about in the community. He also gave some children and teachers alike the chance to experience what it is like having a visual impairment, guiding and asking for some volunteers to be blindfolded and others to act as guides the blindfolded peer. It was truly a very inspiring experience that gave everyone a different perspective and an understanding of how much we rely on our vision and our senses. Everyone then had a chance to say goodbye to Lester and if they chose to, can give him a pat.