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Prevention through Education

The Scottish SPCA's Prevention through Education programme is now in schools and available to book.

Our free and groundbreaking interactive programme fits into the four capacities of the Curriculum for Excellence, most notably helping children develop into responsible citizens within their communities.

See how we fit into your curriculum by reading our curriculum links document >

Scottish SPCA Chief Superintendent Mike Flynn said, "Sadly, cruelty to animals continues to be a major issue in Scotland but we believe our education programme, which is principally aimed at Primary 3/4-7 classes, is a vital step in the right direction.

"Our inspectors, animal rescue officers and education officers offer free visits and interactive talks and demonstrations which encourage children to treat animals with compassion and respect.

"The new programme is now running throughout all local authorities in Scotland and has had fantastic feedback. Our visits really are a wonderful way to help children develop and become responsible citizens."

You can read our Prevention through Education booklet online or as a pdf and book by completing our online form. We will then contact you to arrange a suitable time and date to visit. Alternatively, you can book by calling our education team on 03000 999 999.

glow logoYou can now find us on Glow. Schools can join our group and have the opportunity to view video clips, download resources and pupils can upload their pictures and feedback.

Download our Pre-school Active Learning About Animals booklet here >

Feedback on our programme

"Great visit. The children thoroughly enjoyed all aspects. Good balance of activities and timing to keep pupils attention. Animal welfare officer spoke very well and pitched all information and activities to age and stage very well." Sinclairtown Primary School, Fife.

"A very informative well presented presentation. Good links with C for E." Cannich Bridge Primary School, Highlands.

"Excellent range of activities – adult led, paired activity and group tasks. The variety of activities and stimuli kept children’s interest in topic." St Matthews Primary School, East Dunbartonshire.

Have we visited your school? If so please take a moment to complete our feedback form. You can email your feedback to the address at the foot of the form or fax it to 01383 841049.