Primary schools across England and Wales are invited to sign up to a new education scheme which will help teach KS2 children compassion and empathy through learning about animal welfare.
Compassionate Class offers schools the chance to inspire the next generation to become compassionate citizens of the future. It also acts as a compelling and interesting way to cover areas of the curriculum whilst learning about what makes animals happy
The aim is to prevent animal cruelty in the future and help create a kinder society.
Schools who sign up to the scheme will be able to cover the PSHE curriculum plus support Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education (SMSC) and other core subjects through engaging activities and resources provided by the RSPCA.
David Allen, Head of Education at the RSPCA said: “We are delighted to be rolling this scheme out nationally and hope that as many schools as possible sign up to become compassionate classes.
“Compassionate Class teaches children about the five animal welfare needs, the resources gets them talking and debating about the importance of animals and creates an awareness of how we should respect them and each other. In turn, we hope this will help
to create a kinder society in the future.”
There will even be a chance to showcase what the class have learnt by entering a competition to win the title of ‘The Most Compassionate Class of 2019’. Plus there are a number of visits to RSPCA animal centres to be won where children will be able to see
some of the animals the charity cares for.
There are limited spaces available so sign your school up today.
A case study video about the scheme can be dowloaded here:
RSPCA Compassionate Class