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

Very proactive. All children were engaged. Children enjoyed the games. Super idea to come round to talk to schools. Rothes Primary, Moray

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.

We have recently partnered with Robo Wunderkind to include a unique new addition to our programme, using new robotic and coding tools to capture children’s imagination, encourage them to have fun and be creative, and emphasise how amazing animals really are. These robotic tools also link with STEM curriculum, which puts a special focus on problem-based learning so that the students can instantly apply the knowledge they're gaining.

Incredible impact

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.

Fabulous, fun and surprising how much children didn't know that you assume they would. Perfect! Very well delivered - Thank you! Hayocks Primary, North Ayrshire

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 245,000 children in 2018 through our Prevention through Eduation programme