Commenting on the publication of the final version of Wales’ new school curriculum – announced today (28 January) – the RSPCA’s head of prevention & education, Dave Allen said:

“Wales’ new curriculum offers fantastic opportunities to nurture kindness, develop well-rounded citizens and encourage compassion in young people – including to Wales’ animals.

“The RSPCA has long called for animal welfare education to be featured on the school curriculum. We believe the Welsh Government’s focus on specific areas of learning and … Continue reading…

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…