i) Educating the public on animal health and welfare. In the hope that it will prevent People neglecting animals through ignorance or misinformation.
ii) Education and animals in schools.
– Studies show that the presence of animals tends to lessen tension in the classroom.
– Improves school attendance and teaching children about responsibility
– Improves moral in the classroom
– Children with no exposure to animals or nature in their home environment can make
connections to the wide world of animals.
– Observing and caring for an animal instills a sense of responsibility and respect for life.
– Brings increased sensitivity and awareness of the feelings and needs of others
—both animals and humans.
– Aids learning that all living things need more than just food and water for survival.
– See directly how their behavior and actions affect others.
– Studies show that children from families with pets are better equipped to fight off infection than from non-pet households, showing significantly higher levels of immune system performance.
– it’s never too early to start teaching children proper animal care.
– When school attendance records were compared side by side, researchers discovered
that students with pets averaged more days at school every year than their pet-free
– Studies show that children turn to their pets for emotional well-being, with 40% of
children choosing pet companionship when feeling down.
– Children were also found to seek out their pets when feeling tired, upset, scared or
lonely, and 53% of respondents said they enjoy doing homework with pets nearby.
– These relationships help to strengthen a child’s social skills, giving them the potential to
do better in school and have higher levels of self-esteem than those without pets. –
iii) Animals in the National Curriculum.
Animals can be a fantastic resource.
In all stages of learning from pre-school to secondary pupils in several subjects. L.E. Mathematics – Animals weights, Feed amounts, Feed values,
English Science Geography Religion
– Oral or written presentations on animal welfare, – Animal biology, Breeding, Animal survival
– Environments animals originated from
– What animals are relevant to different religions.