The role of animals in our lives

As a guide to which of the sections below to use with the young person, we suggest that you use the online assessment tool Developing a suitable intervention programme (Word 17KB).

 


Interacting With Animals

Interacting With Animals

This activity extends the ideas introduced in the Everyday Objects activity, but it can work as a standalone session. In it, young people begin to understand that humans interact with animals in lots of different ways and people have different opinions about what is acceptable or not when considering how animals are used and treated by people.

They will explore the concept that:

  • Humans interact with animals lots of different ways
  • People have different views on the ways people interact with animals or the ways animals are used and have different opinions about what is acceptable or not
  • There are a number of different factors that influence of views of acceptable and unacceptable interactions with animals
  • That our views of acceptable and unacceptable interactions can have an effect on our behaviour

Number of participants: You can run these activities with just one person or in a small group.

How long it will take: The activities will take about 15-20 minutes.

Included in this guide:

  • Activity sheets
  • Facilitators' notes

Download the facilitators notes - The Role of Animals in Our Lives (Word, 58KB)

Downlaod the activity sheet - Activity Sheet - Our Views Animal Cards (PDF, 288KB)

How do animals help us?

How do animals help us?

The young person will realise during these activities that:

  • animals have an impact on everyone in some way
  • we all interact with animals throughout our lives.

Number of participants: You can run these activities with just one person or in a small group.


How long it will take: The activities will take about 45 minutes to complete. However, you can pick and choose which activities to complete. Each separate activity takes around 15 minutes
 

Included in this guide:

Everyday objects

Everyday objects

The young person will realise during these activities that:

  • animals have an impact on everyone in some way
  • we all interact with animals throughout our lives.

Number of participants: We recommend you run this activity with just one person.


How long it will take: The activities will take about 45 minutes to complete altogether.
 

Included in this guide:

Facilitators' notes (Word 2MB)

Activity sheets