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May 10, 2021
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BGS teacher reunited with missing dog after five days


BGS Head of Wellbeing Nick Wield and his family has been reunited with their pet dog after a search that lasted five days.

Mr Wield, a teacher at BGS for 14 years, and his wife Anna, launched moonlight searches for Seth the Cockapoo after he ran off during a dog walk in woodland near Masham, North Yorkshire.

Colleages from Belmont Grosvenor School - as well as neighbours and friends from the Ripon area where Mr Wield and his family live - joined in the five day search for the seven-year-old apricot cockapoo.

The family put out an alert on  social media, and throughout the five days of his disappearance there were several sightings of missing Seth including near Snape, North Stainley, West Tanfield and Binsoe Wood in Hambleton.

He eventually turned up in Ripon, exhausted and thin, and suffering from cut paws and pneumonia. 

Pupils at BGS heard all about Seth's remarkable 40-mile journey during Wellbeing Assemblies at school - his story and the support from the BGS and Ripon community was a heartwarming story of teamwork, which is one of the school's learning habits for the term.

"We can't thank people enough for the support we received when Seth went missing - his return is an incredible example of what you can achieve by working as team and all the pupils at BGS could relate to this by hearing about Seth's story," said Mr Wield.

Photo courtesy of Gerard Binks Photography.

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