Yet another thrilling education article from the UK’s Telegraph, this time however, the news comes from Scotland!
This story revealed the secret to exam success. It’s puppies! Studies straight from Aberdeen University in Scotland show that students who spent time with a dog or puppy were significantly less stressed. The University held a trial earlier this year in February allowing students to pat and play with Labradors and Golden Retrievers before studying or undertaking an exam. The students and staff of the Uni experienced great success with the pooches.
“It really chilled them out… it would help push up grades”
The article also showed pets in the workplace had a significant effect on work morale and relationships among members of staff.
“Studies have shown that interaction with pets can reduce levels of cortisol – a hormone associated with stress – and releases endorphins”
The article had a substantial amount of research to back up the claims, with information coming from studies at universities such as Harvard and Yale – which have dogs on site that students can borrow like books to help relax!
Education suddenly sounds a lot better!
– Dillyn ღ