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Students at Perth Modern School have enjoyed a visit from ‘Gidgee’ the Guide Dog, who patiently sat as a model during an art class.

Students also lined up to have a photo taken with the photogenic Labrador, with pupils donating a gold coin to Guide Dogs WA for the privilege.  

Three extremely cute puppies-in-training also came along for the visit, bringing delight to students and teachers alike.

The visit from Guide Dogs WA was organised by Year 12 student Keisha Low, who is an active supporter of the organisation.

“Guide Dogs provide so much support and comfort to people who are vision impaired, and allow them to lead relatively normal lives and actively participate in the community,” Keisha said.

“Having Gidgee and the three Labrador puppies visit the school was a lot fun and dozens of students were keen to have their photo taken.”

The School Fundraising Program by Guide Dogs WA provides students with the opportunity to meet a guide dog and puppies-in-training to raise awareness of the important role the organisation has in training guide dogs to aid people who are vision impaired complete everyday activities.

It costs over $35,000 to train a Guide Dog, and Guide Dogs WA is reliant on the community to support the program. 

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