…with kids and animals!
The perils of working with both.
Why educate?
Setting up an Education Programme
What works with kids?
The Dogs Trust Education Programme
What we’re going t...
Why Educate?
“Ignorance is not bliss.”
Philip Wylie
Why Educate?
“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a
day. Teach a man to fish and you feed
him for a lifetime.”
Chinese ...
Why Educate?
“Without publicity there can be no public
support.”
Benjamin Disraeli
Why Educate?
“It’s a whole lot of fun.”
Scott Spencer
Setting up an Education Programme
Where do you start?
The 3 important questions
What do you want to do?
Who do you want to do it with?
What do you need to do this?
What do you want to do?
1. Choose your message
2. Choose your venue
3. Choose your ‘hook’
Who do you want to do it with?
1. Choose your age group carefully
2. Research your education system
3. Who else is doing t...
What do you need to do this?
1.
Check with local municipals /
Councils
2. Understand the school timetable
3. Resources
What works with kids?
This is
rubbish!
I’m bored!
I hate
school!
What works with kids?
All I want
to do is
have some
fun!
But what is fun?
doing not listening
talking not being silent
movement not stillness
completely different for each
age gro...
So what do you do?
Drama
5 – 6 year olds Controlled drama
7 – 9 year olds Interactive drama
10 – 11 year olds ‘Free reign’ drama
But what doe...
Problems with drama
‘Sir Clever Clogs’
‘Little Miss Shy’
‘Madame Starlet’
‘The Extremist’
Problems with drama
Don’t panic!
Planning
Evaluating
Feedback
A word about teachers
They like to know
what’s going on…
…so show them a
plan, and reference it.
They’d prefer to be
doing...
The Dogs Trust Education Programme:
1. Website
2. Free resources for teachers
3. Education Officers
The website
Two separate sections – one for
children, one for teachers.
Short films about what we do.
Information about fu...
Resources for teachers
A variety to suit all ages.
All referenced to the National
Curriculum.
Can be used on their own or
...
Education Officers
Workshops follow 4 themes
but can also be tailored to a
school’s particular needs.
All referenced to th...
educ@dogstrust.org.uk
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  1. 1. …with kids and animals! The perils of working with both.
  2. 2. Why educate? Setting up an Education Programme What works with kids? The Dogs Trust Education Programme What we’re going to look at:
  3. 3. Why Educate? “Ignorance is not bliss.” Philip Wylie
  4. 4. Why Educate? “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Chinese proverb
  5. 5. Why Educate? “Without publicity there can be no public support.” Benjamin Disraeli
  6. 6. Why Educate? “It’s a whole lot of fun.” Scott Spencer
  7. 7. Setting up an Education Programme Where do you start?
  8. 8. The 3 important questions What do you want to do? Who do you want to do it with? What do you need to do this?
  9. 9. What do you want to do? 1. Choose your message 2. Choose your venue 3. Choose your ‘hook’
  10. 10. Who do you want to do it with? 1. Choose your age group carefully 2. Research your education system 3. Who else is doing the same thing?
  11. 11. What do you need to do this? 1. Check with local municipals / Councils 2. Understand the school timetable 3. Resources
  12. 12. What works with kids? This is rubbish! I’m bored! I hate school!
  13. 13. What works with kids? All I want to do is have some fun!
  14. 14. But what is fun? doing not listening talking not being silent movement not stillness completely different for each age group everything a teacher fears most
  15. 15. So what do you do?
  16. 16. Drama 5 – 6 year olds Controlled drama 7 – 9 year olds Interactive drama 10 – 11 year olds ‘Free reign’ drama But what does that mean?
  17. 17. Problems with drama ‘Sir Clever Clogs’ ‘Little Miss Shy’ ‘Madame Starlet’ ‘The Extremist’
  18. 18. Problems with drama Don’t panic! Planning Evaluating Feedback
  19. 19. A word about teachers They like to know what’s going on… …so show them a plan, and reference it. They’d prefer to be doing something else… …so don’t expect them to help. They’ll want to tell you what they think… …so give them a chance to.
  20. 20. The Dogs Trust Education Programme: 1. Website 2. Free resources for teachers 3. Education Officers
  21. 21. The website Two separate sections – one for children, one for teachers. Short films about what we do. Information about fundraising for us. www.learnwithdogs.co.uk
  22. 22. Resources for teachers A variety to suit all ages. All referenced to the National Curriculum. Can be used on their own or as part of a visit by an Education Officer.
  23. 23. Education Officers Workshops follow 4 themes but can also be tailored to a school’s particular needs. All referenced to the National Curriculum. Are completely free
  24. 24. educ@dogstrust.org.uk

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