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  • 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.

    Format: Lesson plans and sessions
    File type: PDF & PowerPoint
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  • Advice for every pet type
    Find out all about pets with Wood Green The Animals Charity's fantastic pet advice pages. Subjects include what to think about before getting a dog, cat advice, small pet diets plus many other subjects - all can be filtered by pet type.

    Format: Online advice
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  • Animals in schools
    Wood Green recognises the value animals can bring to schools to show children the responsibilities of pet ownership. With ever increasing awareness of promoting positive animal welfare, our modern approach to keeping pets happy and healthy in school will enable you to make an informed decision regarding the suitability of pets in the classroom.

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  • Animation about pet food
    A short and appealing animation for anyone interested in understanding how pet food is made. The film explains the importance of a nutritionally balanced diet, how the industry is regulated and how carefully ingredients are sourced. The film then details the production process for wet and dry food.

    Format: Film
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  • Bark and Read
    Funded by the Kennel Club Charitable Trust, the Bark & Read Foundation is working with Pets As Therapy, through their Read 2 Dogs project, R.E.A.D (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) and Dogs Helping Kids (DHK), which operate in schools around the country, helping children to read with their specially trained support dogs

    Format: Online information and links
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  • Campaigning for change
    In this lesson KS3 students plan and/or carry out a campaign on an animal welfare issue. This lesson only applies to legislation in England. There are downloadable campaign journey worksheet, campaign posters to complete and worksheets on identifying influencers plus background files and quizzes

    Format: Lesson Pack
    File type: Word
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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

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  • Dogs Trust English secondary resource
    Uses peer-led learning to help groups of pupils to prepare and deliver an assembly, workshop or display to help others learn about the work of Dogs Trust, and the importance of responsible dog ownership

    Format: Lesson Pack
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  • Dogs Trust History resources
    Dogs Trust developed this resource to provide a fresh approach to the study of World Wars I and II – includes teacher notes and lots of activities for 11-14 year olds.

    Format: Lesson Pack
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  • Dogs Trust Secondary resources
    This resource uses Dogs Trust campaign materials to help 11-14 year olds support a range of text-level activities within the Key Stage 3 strategy for English. Activities explore how charity advertising uses language and imagery in order to encourage changes in behaviour. The resource includes teacher notes, sample press and radio ads, pupil question sheets and background information.

    Format: Lesson Pack
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  • Free Education Talks
    Cats Protection offers free talks to schools and community groups of all ages, covering a range of different topics from responsible pet ownership to careers with cats. The talks are fun, informative and can be customised to suit your group or curriculum requirements. We supply free goodies and other resources with each talk

    Format: Online booking form
    File type: Online booking form
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  • International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
    IFAW’s Cats, Dogs and Us free KS1-3 teaching pack contains lessons, student magazines, a film and activities to educate students about the characteristics of cats and dogs and their needs as domesticated animals. The resource encourages students to examine and discuss the important responsibilities people have in caring for cats and dogs and the many different ways that people live with these animals around the world.

    Format: Lesson plans, magazine, poster, film
    File type: PDFs
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  • International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
    IFAW’s new Special Schools resource Cats, Dogs and Us for students aged 2-19 focuses on learning about the needs of cats and dogs, and in turn our own needs and emotions. It includes a colourful magazine to share with students, lesson plans and a number of supporting activities including songs about cats and dogs, animal sensory experiences to explore with students, symbols to support communication, role-play activities and suggestions for a public performance based on students’ learning.

    Format: SEN magazine, lesson plans, activities, audio cue
    File type: PDF
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  • Kennel Club Dog Training
    The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme is the largest dog training scheme in the UK. Its aim is to promote responsible dog ownership and in turn, enhance our relationship with our pets and to make the community aware of the benefits associated with dog ownership

    Format: Online information
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  • Pet care poster
    A colourful poster on caring for pets - can be tailored and discussed by KS1, 2 & 3 pupils

    Format: Poster
    File type: Pdf
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  • Primary activity pack: Numeracy
    This numeracy lesson allows children to use various shapes to draw cat pictures and to run a survey in their class about Battersea and to accurately present their findings using ICT.

    Format: Lesson Pack
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  • Primary resource: The National Curriculum
    This document explains how Battersea education resources cover the National Curriculum. It includes background information for teachers on learning objectives, required resources, extension activities and possible cross-curricular links.

    Format: Educational Pack
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  • Rights and responsibilities
    This citizenship activity for KS3 pupils uses role play to explore the role of agencies in encouraging people to become responsible pet owners, with a focus on exotic animals. This session could follow Dogs and the law. This lesson only applies to legislation in England.

    Format: Role Play activity
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  • Safe and Sound
    The Kennel Club Safe and Sound Scheme aims to provide teachers of Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 with materials to help bring successful and practical ideas to the classroom that can be incorporated with DfES, QCA and Primary Strategy initiatives. Many worksheets included.

    Format: Teacher notes
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  • Secondary activity pack: Enterprise Challenge session 8 - Optional extensions
    Two extensions to the Enterprise Day are available. Students can produce a photo presentation of their new animal rescue centre. Photo Story 3 is free software for producing the presentation quickly and efficiently. Full instructions are provided. Pupils can use their own photos or those available in the image gallery. A second additional extension is for the class to devise a mini-enterprise. Pupils can work in small groups to make plans to help raise awareness and generate funds for Battersea or a local animal rescue centre.

    Format: Lesson pack
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  • Traveller worksheets
    Picture led worksheets on animal care for traveller children. Downloadable picture-led worksheets focus on horse care, dog care, road accident advice, rehoming advice and a ragwort warning

    Format: Worksheets
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  • Young Kennel Club
    The Young Kennel Club is about helping young dog lovers learn new skills, build confidence and make new friends. We welcome young dog fans between 6-24 years, with sections for Kids, Teens and Seniors. Anyone from children to young adults can join in the fun, with or without a dog

    Format: Online information
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