Two London-based schools have won a prestigious RSPCA-backed debating competition, as the top primary and secondary school competitors are announced after hundreds took part.

Elmhurst Primary School and Sydenham School have won the Debate Mate Cup x RSPCA Grand Finals, beating off competition from 24 other schools in the two grand finales – with separate RSPCA-supported events for primary school pupils, and for secondary school pupils, for the very first time.

A total of 130 primary and secondary schools took … Continue reading…

Eight London-based secondary schools are set to compete in the finale of a prestigious RSPCA-backed debating competition. 

After successfully running ‘The Great Debate’ in secondary schools for a number of years, the RSPCA has now teamed up with fellow charity Debate Mate for their prestigious 2021 Grand Cup Finals.

Debate Mate is a global educational organisation, aiming to power social change through equipping children and young people with the skills and confidence to become world-class communicators through their after school … Continue reading…

Seven London based primary schools have qualified for a prestigious RSPCA-backed debating competition, with the Grand Finale set to be live-streamed to the world.

The animal welfare charity has run its ‘Great Debate’ secondary school debating competition for a number of years, and 2021 marks the first time that primary school pupils also have the chance to compete in a RSPCA-backed debating tournament.

For this academic year, the RSPCA have partnered with Debate Mate for their primary schools’ Debate Mate … Continue reading…

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The Phantom of the Opera cast member will raise money for the RSPCA

A West End performer is taking on the London Landmarks half marathon to raise funds to help animals in need.

James Butcher, who is currently performing in the Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London, will be running the half marathon later this month to raise money for the RSPCA.


James, who trained at the Royal Ballet School and is also a ballet … Continue reading…

A young cat who fell from a high rise block of flats is being treated by veterinary staff at RSPCA Putney Animal Hospital.

Little Beatrice was found shocked and collapsed on a patio at Arthur Court Charlotte Despard Avenue, Battersea on Tuesday 27, June.

She was picked up by RSPCA Deputy Chief Inspector Anthony Pulfer and taken straight to the hospital, but it was not known if she would pull through.

Caroline Allen, RSPCA London Veterinary Director, said: “When Beatrice … Continue reading…