An important part of our Curriculum is learning about people and our community. Therefore we invited Mr Disdale who works for the RSCPA to come into school to talk to the children about caring and ensuring the safety of animals. As part of his visit we looked at pictures of birds, owls, foxes, hedgehogs and he explained how he helps the animals that are hurt or poorly. He showed us various equipment including swan hooks, cages and safety equipment. We were able to think about and ask lots of questions. ‘Why do animals need to be rescued?’ ‘How can you stay safe?’ and ‘How do you rescue animals in deep water?’
The children were particularly excited about Mrs Disdale’s story about the hedgehog he rescued and how it nibbled its way out of a cardboard box! The children decided that they would like to help the RSPCA by making wooden hedgehog boxes next in our learning.