Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

Science - in the Spotlight: Resources

Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

Science - in the Spotlight: Resources

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RSPCA Week

RSPCA Week (30 April to 6 May) is a time to make pupils more aware of what they can do to keep their pets protected. To start fundraising in school, contact the RSPCA for a guide. Alternatively, the organisation has a range of resources for the classroom, including:

secondary and primary assemblies about the RSPCA's role, with instructions on how to create bird cake;

lesson plans on what pets need, caring for farm animals, dogs and the law, responsible farming and many other topics;

the "Big Quiz", which tests pupils' animal care know-how.

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

How do dogs feel? A seven-minute video from Bat the dog and Zee the cat explains how humans cause dogs to attack, helping pupils to understand how to treat their pets. Why not invite a Battersea volunteer to visit your school or arrange a visit to the home, where pupils can meet an ex- Battersea resident and get a guided tour of the rehoming quarters. …

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