A Crosspool school is asking dog owners to keep their dogs on leads while they’re on the school site between 8am and 5pm and also think about where their dogs leave their waste.
In recent incidents at King Edward VII middle school on Darwin Lane, teaching staff have experienced dogs running at students and exploring the school’s all-weather pitch during PE lessons.
The school’s Education Manager Laura Drabble commented: “I appreciate that these dogs may only be friendly but to a student who is afraid of dogs this can be quite upsetting.”
Reminding dog owners to think about where they deposit dog waste, Laura explained: “Students have been complaining of dog mess in the bins they use for their litter. In warm weather the smell is very unpleasant. Dog walkers should also only use the red dog bins for their dog mess. We would also respectfully ask that owners do not let their dogs urinate up railings and posts on the school site where students often sit and play.
“We don’t wish to upset residents but we do have a duty of care to our students.”