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Every school should have a dog or another pet to reduce stress in the classroom, says Sir Anthony Seldon. The University of Buckingham vice-chancellor says it is "a powerfully cost-effective way of helping children feel more secure at schools". Sir Anthony was speaking at a conference about the need to improve young people's sense of wellbeing. Education Secretary Damian Hinds says more schools seem to have "wellbeing dogs" and "the pets can really help". 'PERFECT LIVES'. The University of Buckingham's Ultimate Wellbeing in Education Conference examined how to respond to the stresses and anxieties facing young people. Mr Hinds told the conference that the relentless presence of social media made growing up "more pressurised". Full story

21 March


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