You may be familiar with the story of Greyfriars Bobby - the Skye Terrier who watched over his owners grave for 12 years before his own passing on 14th Jan 1872. Last month to mark the 147th anniversary of this date Dogs Trust held a commemorative event at Greyfriars Kirkyard. Edinburgh Education and Community Officer Rachel Bliss attended with P3's from George Heriot's School. A couple of P3 students lay the wreath at the little dogs headstone which was very moving.
George Heriots commented;
'P3R were invited along to the Greyfriars Bobby Commerative Event on Monday 14th Jan 2019. As well as currently learning about the “George Heriot’s Neighbourhood” in Topic and understanding what “loyalty” means in RME, P3R were delighted to represent the school with Mr Morrison at the service'
The following week Rachel then visited George Heriot's P7 classes to speak about responsible dog ownership - including the importance and legal requirement for all dogs to wear an Identification Tag - as is in the story of Greyfriars Bobby.
A wonderful event and a lovely way to celebrate the bond between dogs and owners.