Today Dogs Trust and Nintendo have partnered on an innovative new education initiative which is being launched today by Girls Aloud.
The pilot scheme will build upon the Dogs Trust’s existing educational programme within schools, aimed at teaching children the responsibilities involved in caring for a dog, taught through the use of Nintendogs, a Nintendo DS game focussed on nurturing and caring for a virtual dog.
The initiative, which is initially being piloted in the London area, sees Nintendo donating Nintendo DS consoles and copies of Nintendogs to Dogs Trust for use in their educational outreach programme. The pilot provides Dogs Trust with an innovative and exciting way of engaging children through technology, alongside their existing education programme.
Thousands of dogs are abandoned and destroyed in the UK every year and are desperately in need of a loving home. Dogs Trust believes that the responsible dog ownership message behind Nintendogs may encourage young [...]
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