Coronavirus and School Visits from the RSPCA - Update 16 March 2020
We have taken the decision to postpone all RSPCA Prevention and Education events and activities with schools, colleges and youth groups until after the Easter Break.
This decision was not taken lightly, but it is felt that this is the most appropriate and sensible course of action to take given the rapidly changing situation that we are currently in. The decision was made in consideration of the well-being not only of pupils and staff but also for our volunteers.
We will of course be reviewing this decision and any future plans will be made based on the information available at that time. We hope to be able to resume delivery of talks again as soon as possible. Thank you for all your support and understanding at this time.
Our volunteer speakers are part of a network of trained school speakers who are committed to visiting schools and giving talks about animal welfare and our work. They're often retired teachers or our staff, including inspectors. They're passionate about education and animal welfare, and know the best ways to inspire children about the importance of kindness to animals.
A talk in school assemblies from an RSPCA volunteer can help get the whole school involved in learning about animal welfare.
The talk delivered will focus on key animal welfare issues, such a understanding the five aninmal welfare needs, as well as exploring the work of the RSPCA and our mission.
Animal welfare issues often arise because people don't know the best ways to look after different kinds of pets. That's why we want to extend this programme to include more focused talks and training sessions, based on specific animals.
Would you like to become a volunteer speaker?
We're always looking for new volunteers so we can deliver as many talks as possible, find out more about becoming a volunteer speaker.