We spoke to more than 270,000 children in 2017 through our Prevention through Eduation programme
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
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.
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.
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 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
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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