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Establishing an Education
Programme
Today’s objectives
• Explain how prioritising
education achieves long-term
aims
• Identify ways to approach and
engage the...
My Role
•

Essex Education Officer

•

I have been a Teacher for 6 years

•

I previously delivered Maths, English
and ICT...
Why Prioritise Education?
By educating the dog owners of
tomorrow about responsible dog
ownership, we can improve the
issu...
Key Questions to Consider
•

Why?- Why do you want to set up an education
programme?

•

What?- What key messages will you...
Choosing your key messages
• Think of 3 things you would like
to focus on
• What are main welfare issues in
your country?
...
Workshop Structure
• Introduce yourself and your
organisation
• Outline why you are there and what
the children will learn...
Our Workshops and Assemblies
Activity ideas
•

Drama and Role Play

•

Discussion and Debates

•

Sorting and Matching Car...
Dogs Trust Key Messages
What a dog needs to be happy and healthy
•

What items you will need for your dog?

•

What are th...
LET’S GET CREATIVE!!
Natural Resources
• Resources for workshops
do not have to be
expensive or complicated
• There are many things
within our ...
Pebble Pets
• Key message: What a dog needs to
be happy and healthy
• Allows for important conversations
about empathy, re...
Pet Toys
• Key message: A dog’s needs and
responsible dog ownership
• This highlights the importance of
exercise, mental s...
Pet Beds
• Key message: A dog’s needs and
safety around dogs
• Talk about why dogs need a bed of
their own and how we shou...
Masks
• Key message: Responsible
dog ownership and a dog’s
needs
• The masks can be used to
carryout short role plays
wher...
Kongs and Food Toys
• Key message: A dog’s
needs and safety around
dogs
• This explores the importance
of a healthy, balan...
Sock Puppets
• Key message: How to stay
safe around dogs and a
dog’s needs.
• The masks can be used to
carryout short role...
Community Engagement
Who could help you establish
your programme?
• Schools/Teachers
• Vets – knowledge and resources
• Gr...
Useful Websites
• www.dogstrust.org.uk
• www.learnwithdogs.co.uk
• http://www.animal-education.org
• www.ICAWC.org.uk
• ht...
Thank You and Good Luck!
Contact the Education Team at Dogs Trust
educ@dogstrust.org.uk
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  1. 1. Establishing an Education Programme
  2. 2. Today’s objectives • Explain how prioritising education achieves long-term aims • Identify ways to approach and engage the local community in your education programme • Demonstrate a resourceful and creative approach to animal welfare education
  3. 3. My Role • Essex Education Officer • I have been a Teacher for 6 years • I previously delivered Maths, English and ICT to young offenders and young people at risk • I have been establishing the Essex education programme by engaging with the local community • I have now visited numerous schools in my area
  4. 4. Why Prioritise Education? By educating the dog owners of tomorrow about responsible dog ownership, we can improve the issue of stray and abandoned dogs in the UK. “Dogs Trust is working towards the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction”
  5. 5. Key Questions to Consider • Why?- Why do you want to set up an education programme? • What?- What key messages will you be delivering? • Who?- Who will be your target audience? • Where?- Where will you be teaching? • How?- How will you get your messages across? • When?- When will you do your workshops?
  6. 6. Choosing your key messages • Think of 3 things you would like to focus on • What are main welfare issues in your country? • What are the key messages you would like your audience to take away with them and pass on?
  7. 7. Workshop Structure • Introduce yourself and your organisation • Outline why you are there and what the children will learn during the workshop • Offer a range of short, fun activities • Allow time for questions and answers • Revisit objectives and check what the children have learnt
  8. 8. Our Workshops and Assemblies Activity ideas • Drama and Role Play • Discussion and Debates • Sorting and Matching Card Games • Worksheets • Props and animal care items • Arts and Crafts • Quizzes • Physical Games
  9. 9. Dogs Trust Key Messages What a dog needs to be happy and healthy • What items you will need for your dog? • What are the daily duties required of you as a dog owner? Responsible dog ownership • Your responsibilities to your dog and the community • What you need to consider before getting a dog How to stay safe around dogs • How to approach and stroke a dog safely • Consider that dogs have boundaries just like we do
  10. 10. LET’S GET CREATIVE!!
  11. 11. Natural Resources • Resources for workshops do not have to be expensive or complicated • There are many things within our surroundings that we can utilise very effectively
  12. 12. Pebble Pets • Key message: What a dog needs to be happy and healthy • Allows for important conversations about empathy, respect and responsibility: If “Patch” was real, what would you need to do to make sure he’s healthy and happy? • These are easy to find and fun to make!
  13. 13. Pet Toys • Key message: A dog’s needs and responsible dog ownership • This highlights the importance of exercise, mental stimulation and reward-based training. • Lots of fun and easy to resource. You can use rope or old pillows and towels
  14. 14. Pet Beds • Key message: A dog’s needs and safety around dogs • Talk about why dogs need a bed of their own and how we should be aware that they too need space sometimes, just like us • You just need an old pillow and a towel or jumper. No sewing required!
  15. 15. Masks • Key message: Responsible dog ownership and a dog’s needs • The masks can be used to carryout short role plays where each child takes on a different role – dog, child, adult, charity worker, vet etc
  16. 16. Kongs and Food Toys • Key message: A dog’s needs and safety around dogs • This explores the importance of a healthy, balanced diet as well as boundaries that need to be respected and how a dog uses its senses
  17. 17. Sock Puppets • Key message: How to stay safe around dogs and a dog’s needs. • The masks can be used to carryout short role plays where each child takes on a different role – dog, child, adult, charity worker, vet etc
  18. 18. Community Engagement Who could help you establish your programme? • Schools/Teachers • Vets – knowledge and resources • Graffiti artists • Local authorities, e.g. Police • Council/Municipals
  19. 19. Useful Websites • www.dogstrust.org.uk • www.learnwithdogs.co.uk • http://www.animal-education.org • www.ICAWC.org.uk • http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/ • http://www.peta.org.uk/
  20. 20. Thank You and Good Luck! Contact the Education Team at Dogs Trust educ@dogstrust.org.uk

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