The Welsh Government’s ongoing curriculum review offers a “perfect opportunity” to inspire a kinder generation, who are empathetic towards all sentient beings.

That’s the message from RSPCA Cymru – who have responded this week to the Welsh Government’s consultation on a new draft curriculum for Wales.

Proposals would see traditional Key Stages in Wales replaced with Progression Steps, and the curriculum based around six Areas of Learning and Experience (AoLEs).

RSPCA Cymru have long called for animal welfare to be … Continue reading…

Schools across Wales have been invited by the RSPCA to sign up to a special animal-themed debating competition in 2019 – the Great Debate.

The competition brings together pupils aged 11 to 14 to discuss and debate a host of ethical animal welfare topics – nurturing key skills in research, deliberation and communication.

RSPCA staff hope the debates will inspire school pupils to research, explore and discuss animal welfare; and learn key lessons in citizenship.

The sign-up window is now … Continue reading…

A relaunch of an RSPCA centre’s education programme will give young animal-lovers the chance to learn about all things wildlife.

The charity’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in London Road, Nantwich, has launched a new timetable of activities which will take place at its education centre.

The programme kick starts with events during the half-term break:

  • Thursday 26 October and Friday 27 October from 1pm to 3pm on both days: Children will be invited to help the centre get ready for

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It was a simple case of hair today, gone tomorrow for this dog from the Wolverhampton area.

The RSPCA is releasing photos of ‘Charlie’ who desperately needed a haircut as a reminder to people about why regular grooming is important.

The 10-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel was taken to a groomer by RSPCA inspector Joe Burgess, who said: “I was shocked when I saw how matted Charlie had become. The dog’s owner – who absolutely dotes on him – was … Continue reading…

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A lottery grant has come to the rescue of one of our pioneering projects, which had been under serious threat.

The Hastings Wild Things scheme has been running since 2010. It uses wildlife and nature to help disadvantaged young people and families gain new skills and confidence and engage with animal welfare issues.

It launched with the help of a three year lottery grant and offered children, teens and young parents the chance to experience the great outdoors through … Continue reading…