Could your class be our `Most Compassionate Class of 2019?
Enter the Compassionate Class competition to find out.
Once your class has completed at least two Discovery activities, they are ready to demonstrate and consolidate their learning by completing one Advocacy activity. Suggested Advocacy activities can be found at the end of the teacher information PDF for each Discovery activity you do.
Each task challenges pupils to champion animal welfare in a creative and imaginative way, such as producing a film, artwork, poster, or presentation. These outputs can be entered into our annual competition to find the RSPCA’s Compassionate Class of 2019 and win some fantastic prizes.
A chance to meet the animals and some celebrities if you win a prize...
By entering the work produced from your class’s Advocacy task in our competition, your school could win the title of the ‘RSPCA’s Most Compassionate Class 2019’ and get to collect your award in person at the RSPCA’s annual celebrity attended awards ceremony in London in summer 2019! Plus, your class will win a day trip to a RSPCA animal centre to see the work we do with animals first-hand. Terms and conditions apply: Terms and conditions (PDF 84.4KB)
There are five more trips to RSPCA animals centres to be won for five lucky classes who can impress the judges with their knowledge of animal welfare and handling of their Advocacy task. For details of what’s included please read the terms and Terms and conditions do apply (hyperlink).
The competition opens for entries on 5th November 2018 right up to 25th March 2019 so it’s time to get learning and working on your entries!
Enter the competition here from 5th November
To enter the competition, your work will need to be uploaded between 5th November 2018 and midnight on 25th March 2019 via our competition entry portal which will be accepting entries here from 5th November 2019. Entries cannot be received in person or by email.
Please see terms and conditions for full details: Terms and conditions (PDF 84.4KB)
Acceptable entry formats:
Entries whether video, presentations, images or documents can be received in the most commonly used formats listed below from computers using supported browsers:
Video: (MOV, MPEG2, MPEG40)
Images: (JPEG, PNG,GIF)
Documents: (DOCX, DOC, PPTX, PDF, XSLX, XSL)
The maximum acceptable file size is 500MB.
St Alphonsus RC Primary School in Stretford, Manchester won the title of RSPCA's Most Compassionate Class 2018.
The children produced a video demonstrating their understanding of a dog's needs and the expectations of the potential owners by creating their owne 'Blind Date' style show called 'Take Me home'.
In the show one of the the children was a dog looking for a compassionate owner, from a selection of three potential adopters.
RSPCA Education Training and Development Adviser, Caroline Francoli explains:
It was fantastic to see the imaginative way that the class had chosen to share their learning and their appreciation of the importance of compassion towards animals and meeting their welfare needs.