The benefits of having small animals in a classroom situation helps a child to develop a much clearer understanding and appreciation of what is involved when it comes to caring for a pet. They are given hands-on opportunities to observe the behavioural patterns within a safe, controlled environment. Pets can help children learn as they can be referred to in any subject whether its geography; where do parrots live? Or English; what words would you use to describe a snake?
Having a pet present in a classroom helps children to bond with and respect animals and also their fellow classmates, learning valuable social and caring skills for later in life.
The Pet Education Trust will help to fund schools that cannot get local support to help with the purchase, homing and feeding of new and existing pets. If you are interested in obtaining funding, please email firstname.lastname@example.org detailing your school’s location, what age children you teach, what you want to achieve and why.