Pooch helps primary school children learn to read
This adorable pooch is all ears as he helps primary school pupils learn to read - and even has his own school uniform and backpack.
Rescue dog Russell, aged 13, is always met with an adoring audience when he visits Coalsnaughton Primary School, Alloa, Clackmannanshire on a Friday afternoon.
The elderly dog is the family pet of school worker Kelsie McAlpine, 25, who came up with the idea of bringing him in to meet the children.
Kelsie researched the benefits of children having contact with animals, and said she has seen pupils' confidence soar since Russell first visited the classroom in February.