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Dog Safety (25)

  • A Free Award from PDSA - PetWise School Award
    PDSA's PetWise School Award Programme provides a range of free resources for school teachers, group leaders and home schooling families who want to enhance their children's love of animals through fun, educational sessions. Created by teachers & vets collaboratively, this curriculum-linked resource gives teachers everything they need to educate their pupils about animals, including how to stay safe around dogs, stereotypes and how to be a responsible pet owner. This programme is not exclusive to schools and can be accessed by parents for individual children of any age when signing up as a ‘home school’. It is also part of the Children's University programme. Contact education@pdsa.org.uk if you need any support signing up.

    Format: Lesson plans, sessions & activities
    File type: PDF & PowerPoint
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  • Building Confidence Around Dogs
    Information to help children and families build confidence and stay safe around dogs. Our resources contain helpful advice and handy tips on what fear is and how you can help your child manage their anxieties.

    Format: Webpage
    File type: pdf
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  • Caring for pets
    This set of activities aims to make EYFS children aware of pets as living animals with needs and feelings. They learn that owners have a responsibility to meet the needs of their pets and to keep them happy and healthy. Attached worksheets include guidance on a vets role play area and other handouts on a pets' needs.

    Format: Lesson Pack
    File type: Word
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  • Digital Talks from PDSA
    We are currently able to deliver a range of topics to schools and groups all over the UK via Teams or Zoom, but we have limited availability. Please fill out our booking form to request a talk.

    Format: Link
    File type: Form
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  • Dog Safety Detectives - Rec & KS1
    A fun, interactive lesson taking children on a journey discovering everything they need to know about staying safe around dogs. Find out what dogs like and don’t like, how to stay safe at home and out and about and learn when even the friendliest of dogs need time alone. An essential guide to dog safety, delivered by an experienced educator alongside Woody and Wiggles, two animated dogs.

    Format: Resource Pack
    File type: ZIP file
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  • Dogs and the law
    In this citizenship activity, KS3 students consider different laws relating to dogs and other pets. This lesson only applies to legislation in England. The download contains worksheets, news articles, a quiz about dogs and the law and survey on the student's view on dog law are included

    Format: Lesson Pack
    File type: Word
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  • Pets in Schools
    Research shows that pets can help to build children’s empathy, responsibility, and life skills, so it’s not surprising that many schools look into keeping animals. But before you opt to get a school pet, do plenty of research to make sure you can give them all the care they need.

    Format: Advice on school pets
    File type: Web page and PDF
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  • Woody's Dog Safety Workshop - Key Stage 2
    A fun, interactive lesson taking children on a journey discovering everything they need to know about staying safe around dogs. Your class will become dog safety experts as they learn what dogs like and don’t like, how to stay safe at home and out and about and learn when even the friendliest of dogs need time alone. An essential guide to dog safety, delivered by an experienced educator alongside Woody and Wiggles, two animated dogs.

    Format: Resource Pack
    File type: ZIP file
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