Be kind to animals

Children from Cathedral Primary present animal rescue officer Joanna Boyle with a variety of food and gifts they collected for the animals in the SSPCA shelter

Children from Cathedral Primary present animal rescue officer Joanna Boyle with a variety of food and gifts they collected for the animals in the SSPCA shelter

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CHILDREN from Cathedral Primary School in Motherwell received an educational visit from a member of the Scottish SPCA as part of the Association’s Prevention Through Education programme.

Animal rescue officer Joanna Boyle talked to the youngsters about the charity’s work and encouraged them to treat animals with care and respect. The pupils were delighted to receive the visit and presented the charity with a selection of gifts and treats for the animals.

Joanna said: “Sadly, cruelty to animals continues to be a major issue but we believe our education programme, which is aimed at primary 3-7 classes, is a vital step in the right direction. Our inspectors, animal rescue officers and education officers offer free visits which allow children to learn through educational games and role play, while linking to the curriculum for excellence.

“The programme is running throughout local authorities in Scotland and has had fantastic feedback. Our visits are a wonderful way to help children develop and become caring and responsible members of the community.”

To book a free Prevention Through Education visit or for more information go to www.scottishspca.org/education or call the SSPCA education team on 03000 999 999.