Andover children learn about the SSPCA during school visit

Kenneth Carle of the SSPCA is seen pictured with children from P4/5 who enjoyed an animated and amusing talk on wildlife. Following the talk the children took part in a question and answer session with Kenneth and shared some interesting stories about their encounters of wildlife. Following this the children took part in a wildlife card game.

Kenneth Carle of the SSPCA is seen pictured with children from P4/5 who enjoyed an animated and amusing talk on wildlife. Following the talk the children took part in a question and answer session with Kenneth and shared some interesting stories about their encounters of wildlife. Following this the children took part in a wildlife card game.

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Andover School received a visit from the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA) last week as part of the organisations Prevention through Education programme.

Scottish SPCA education officer Kenneth Carle attended the school for two days when he visited each class to make them aware of SSPCA and what they do by providing an interactive programme that fits into the Curriculum for Excellence.

Younger children in the school received a talk about pets and how to look after them whilst the older children received information about wildlife and simple things that children can do to help care for animals.

“We hope that if children are educated now there is the hope that we will see a benefit from this in years to come,” explained Kenneth.

“The presentation allows us to make children aware that we are not the RPSCA, who only operate in England and Wales.”

Last year 160,000 children throughout Scotland received a visit from the SSPCA.