The Scottish SPCA's hugely popular free Prevention through Education programme is available to book.

"Great visit. The children thoroughly enjoyed all aspects. Good balance of activities. Sinclairtown Primary School, Fife.

Curriculum for Excellence

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

Read more in our Curriculum Links document.

Aimed at Primaries 4-7

Our programme is principally aimed at primaries 4-7, though we will be able to visit your primary school and talk to children of all ages.

Incredible impact

Since 2010 we have seen a 382% increase in the number of calls where children have alerted us to animals in need of our help, which saved injured wildlife and uncovered cases of neglect.

Our ongoing collaborative research project with the University of Edinburgh has been evaluating the impact of our Prevention through Education programme. This research shows that our programme is effectively increasing knowledge, positive attitudes and children’s beliefs in animal minds and is decreasing their tolerance of animal cruelty.

Book our free workshops

Book a visit and we will come along free of charge, with interactive talks and demonstrations by our inspectors, animal rescue officers and education officers which encourage children to treat animals with compassion and respect.

To book, call us on 03000 999 999 (option 5) or complete our online form.

A very informative presentation. Good links with Curriculum for Excellence. Cannich Bridge Primary School, Highlands

Further information

Find out more about our programme in our Prevention through Education booklet.


Download our Pre-school Active Learning About Animals booklet.


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School girl with Scottish SPCA helmet on

Education programme

We spoke to more than 320,000 children in 2015 through our Prevention through Eduation programme