Becoming an animal-friendly school
What aspects of our school life might be causing a problem for animals?
- transportation to and from school: how many pupils travel by car?
- how many animals are killed or injured in road traffic accidents?
- cleaning products used: have these been tested on animals?
- food: is it sourced from animals that have a good quality of life?
- school grounds: are these a safe haven for animals or a no-go area?
How can we improve the situation?
- Litter: produce less waste and recycle more
- Transportation to and from school: alternatives to cars
- Cleaning products: what products are available that are not tested on animals? How much do these cost?
- Food: What assurance schemes exist? Do they all offer the same benefits to animals? How easy are they to source?
- School grounds: are these a safe haven for animals or a no-go area?
Conduct a survey
What changes does everyone want to make?
- How will you ensure that everyone understands the options available?
Start to become an animal-friendly school
- How will we organise the changes we want to make?
- Who can help us, e.g. local businesses or other schools?
- Do some of the changes cost money? How will we raise this?
- Do we need to seek permission for some of our ideas?
- How will we know whether the changes have been successful?
How successful were we at making a difference to the problems?
- What worked well?
- What would we do differently?
- Is there anything else we need to do?
- Do we need to repeat what we have done again, e.g. every six months?