Quick bites of Animal Welfare - fun and easy to do
During these strange times the RSPCA prevention and education team is aiming to provide teachers, parents and carers with engaging activities that will get young people thinking and debating animal issues.
Learning new things is always fun and it is good to take the focus off ourselves and explore topics that could really change things for the better for both animals and the planet.
There is a lot more to think about than you would imagine - dip into some of these suggested activities and resources, you'll be surprised what little changes we could make to improve the lives of animals.
If you are working from home with your children there are lots of interactive games, videos and quizzes on the Animals & Us site which children can do on their own covering the five welfare needs of animals, how people can help wildlife and more information about the work of the RSPCA - for any budding inspectors or vets in your household.
There are lots of resources on the website for teachers (or parents) to download including early years, primary and secondary lesson plans and quick activities for those wanting to continue their child's education whilst schools in the UK close.
The deadline for entering the Compassionate Class competition has been extended to 19th May. We encourage children now staying at home to enter! It's a fun and interactive series of resources and allows children to learn about animal welfare and to get creative! Find out more about Compassionate Class and download the resource packs.
If you are unable to enter the competition this year then we still have opportunities for you to showcase your work and win a certificate and prizes! All you need to do is post your work on your school's social media page, or your personal page if your child is working at home, and mention the RSPCA and hashtag #CompassionateClass
Twitter - @RSPCA_Official
Instagram - Official_RSPCA
Facebook - @RSPCA
Alternatively, you can send your work into firstname.lastname@example.org
The Great Debate
Animal Welfare: The Great Debate is perfect to give secondary school aged children a project to get stuck into! Get them researching animal welfare topics - they could even have a virtual debate with their schoolmates using tools such as WhatsApp or Skype.
Remember to stay in touch! We would love to see what you have been doing