School and Community Visits

Visit RSPCA Woodside Animal Centre

All education sessions at RSPCA Woodside, Leicestershire, Peterborough and Rutland Branch include a brief discussion about the work RSPCA Woodside do, a guided tour around the centre and the opportunity to see some of our dogs and cats available for adoption.

The ‘Careers and Volunteering’, ‘Being Safe around Dogs and Cats’, ‘Health and Behaviour of Dogs and Cats’ and ‘Fundraising Activities’ sessions are available to all ages and abilities.

Our sessions are:
  • available to school groups
  • available to community groups such as cubs and beavers
  • duration is 60-90 mins. approximately
  • minimum number of participants – 8

Please call 0116 224 2433 or email Natalie.martin@rspcaleicester.org.uk to enquire about your group.

  • Being Safe around Dogs and Cats
    Students will determine how to approach animals safely, including identification of cat and dog body language, and there will be a brief discussion regarding ‘dangerous dogs’.
  • Health and Behaviour of Dogs and Cats
    Students will learn about the health issues associated with different dog breeds. Students will also interpret key dog and cat body language.
  • Careers and Volunteering
    Participants will learn about careers and voluntary opportunities within the RSPCA.
  • Fundraising Activities
    Participants will identify the different fundraising activities they could get involved in to help fundraise for RSPCA Woodside. Practical- Students will help to weigh fundraising items or pet food for the upcoming community pet food bank.
  • Adaptations
    The students will identify the different adaptations of dogs and cats, and the reasons behind these adaptations.
  • Nutrition and Digestion
    Examples of animals brought into RSPCA Woodside Animal Centre, suffering from nutritional disorders will be discussed, as well as how we can prevent these disorders with appropriate foods. 
  • Health and Disease
    This session focuses on the precautions taken to prevent animals catching disease, as well as measures taken to prevent the spread of disease between humans and other animals. The practical element will include a guided tour around Woodside where students can identify some of the disease prevention methods used.
Bully the Bull dog - Woodside
Bully the Bull dog - Woodside
Bully the Bull dog - Woodside
Bully the Bull dog - Woodside
Bully the Bull dog - Woodside
Bully the Bull dog - Woodside
Bully the Bull dog - Woodside
Education Session
Link to National Curriculum Stage and Subject
Link to National Curriculum Topic
Fundraising Activities Key stage 1 Maths Measuring Weights
Adaptations Key stage 2 Science and Art

To identify how animals are adapted (Biology)

To sketch observations (Art)

Nutrition and Digestion Key stage 3 Science Nutrition and digestion- Consequences of imbalance in the diet including obesity, starvation and deficiency disorders
Health and Disease Key stage 4 Science Reducing and preventing the spread of infectious diseases in animals
Education Session
Link to National Curriculum Stage and Subject
Link to National Curriculum Topic
Fundraising Activities Key stage 1 Maths Measuring Weights
Adaptations Key stage 2 Science and Art

To identify how animals are adapted (Biology)

To sketch observations (Art)

Nutrition and Digestion Key stage 3 Science Nutrition and digestion- Consequences of imbalance in the diet including obesity, starvation and deficiency disorders
Health and Disease Key stage 4 Science Reducing and preventing the spread of infectious diseases in animals
Bully the Bull dog - Woodside
Bully the Bull dog - Woodside
Bully the Bull dog - Woodside

Outreach

Duration – 50- 60 mins. approximately.

A member of the RSPCA Woodside team can come out to tell your group about the varied work that we do. We can adapt any of the education sessions above and  bring them to you. Additionally, we are happy to provide education sessions not mentioned above. We can tailor sessions to your group’s needs and can bring relevant resources to aid the session.

*We may also be able to bring a dog to the session to meet the students but this is dependent on availability and would need to be pre-booked.  

All education sessions/outreach sessions need to be pre-booked at least one week in advance by calling 0116 224 2433 or emailing: Natalie.martin@rspcaleicester.org.uk
Please wait for a confirmation from a Woodside staff member before organising your visit.

Bully the Bull dog - Woodside
Bully the Bull dog - Woodside

Opening Hours

Centre Open for General Animal Viewing
We are open to the public to have a look around on Thursdays, Saturday and Sundays from 11:00 to 15:00

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Pet Shop and Reception
Open 7 Days a week
Monday - Friday: 08:30 to 16:30
Saturday & Sunday: 09:00 to 16:00

If you are interested in adopting an animal in our care, please go to the animal profile pages and complete the contact forms. Our team will then contact you to discuss the current adoption process.

 

Contact Us

Post:
Woodside Animal Centre
190 Scudamore Road,
Leicester LE3 1UQ

Phone:
General Enquiries: 0116 233 6677
Woodside Pet Shop: 0116 233 6677
RSPCA Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999

Email: animalcare@rspcaleicester.org.uk

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