Jeffrey meets 60 pupils for their animal learning project

Jeffrey meets 60 pupils for their animal learning project

By Sam, 12, Jill Dando News @ Priory Community School Academy

Jeffrey the King Charles spaniel visited 60  five year olds as part of theur learning project on animals.

Jeffrey, the Jill Dando Team mascot, did a learning lesson visit to Castle Batch Primary School Academy – a brilliant primary school in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.

They asked his owner questions about what type of dog he was, what he enjoyed doing and what his favourite food is.

Since 2018, Jeffrey has help in lots of schools and also for mental health charity In Charley’s Memory.


Incredibly, as a puppy he even met world pop sensation Oli Murs who was delighted to meet the popular pooch while watching a Weston-super-Mare FC FA Cup football match in Somerset.

Dawn of In Charley’s Memory with one of their counsellors and Jeffrey the charity mascot 

Jeffrey even pulled out last minute from meeting a Prime Minister who was making a school visit.

He helps out regularly at schools across The Priory Learning Trust including Worle Community School Academy and The King Alfred School academy.

And King Charles Spaniels have risen to prominence recently, in this new Royal era of King Charles’ reign.


Castle Batch is part of The Priory Learning Trust which recently was awarded good in every single area by OFSTED.

it also runs a Jill Dando News Team of its own, in honour of BBC TV legend Jill Dando.

Teacher Ellie Brownlee and her Year 1 class had been taking a look at animal structures and so Jeffrey was called upon to help the young students with their learning.

He decided to take a little trip to Castle Batch to participate in the lesson.

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