New Film - Blue goes to the vet

Following the animation of the same name, it was decided the Scargill film club would make a new film and act out the characters themselves. They devised the story line and filming took place at the Wylie Veterinary Centre in Upminster, Essex, UK.

The film will be available for viewing on the website, and still pictures of scenes from the filming will be available as a downloadable resource.

Estonian version now available

The Estonian version of the Blue Dog was launched at the recent Estonian Small Animal Veterinary Association (ESAVA) Congress in Talinn. Many thanks to Aet Sileste for all her hard work in achieving this.

Copies can be obtained from the Estonian Small Animal Veterinary Association (ESAVA).

Portuguese version launched at national vet conference

The Portuguese Small Animal Veterinary Association made the Blue Dog a special feature at their recent annual conference. Ray Butcher gave a presentation during a plenary session and also a workshop on their veterinary nurse programme.

During the conference, President Joaquim Viera Lopes was proud to announce the launch of the Portuguese language version of the Blue Dog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special thanks must be given to Joaquim Viera Lopes and his whole family for making the Blue Dog happen in Portugal. Pictured from left to right are Rita, Miguel, Cecilia, Joaquim, Philippe and João,  

Vet Christine helps with school project in Belgium

Although the Blue Dog school programme has been developed in the UK, Belgian teachers have been keen to implement the ideas. Veterinarian Christine Halsberghe recently attended a school in Korrijk working in the classroom with the children and a live dog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lessons also involved producing artwork based on the Blue Dog stories. The photograph shows teacher Kim ....... working with the children.

Scargill Film Club - new release

STOP PRESS! - The children of the Scargill school film club have just completed a new animated film called “Blue goes to the vet”. This is a follow up to the award winning “Blue goes to the seaside”.

Blue Dog features in new BSAVA behaviour manual

The British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) has for many years been acknowledged as a publisher of an excellent series of manuals for the veterinary practitioner. The second edition of the “Manual of Canine and Feline Behavioural Medicine”, edited by Debra Horwitz and Daniel Mills has recently been published.

The chapter on "aggression toward familiar people and animals" written jointly by Tiny De Keuster and Hildegard Jung features the Blue Dog programme as an option in prevention strategies. This underlines the fact that the scientific community recognises the Blue Dog programme as a valid prevention tool.    

 

Website ideas move on

 

 

Teachers Jan Barnett (Hacton School), Judy Munford (Scargill School) and Moira Butcher (Hacton School) take time out to enjoy the sites of Gent following a meeting at the Art School. The meeting was to discuss the evolving ideas of the children’s games to be designed for the new website. 

 

 

 

 

These three teachers from schools within the London borough of Havering have been responsible for developing ideas on how best to integrate the Blue Dog message into schools, and advise on material that should be included in the “Schools Section” of the new website.

The meeting was very positive and the new website is hoped to be ready in the autumn of this year. 

 

 

 

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