“Compassionate Class takes an interactive, discussion-based approach to develop emotional literacy and consider the welfare needs of animals. These PSHE Association accredited resources are designed to provide an exciting learning experience as well as supporting schools in the delivery of spiritual, moral, social and cultural education (SMSC) for 7 – 11 year olds.
Compassionate Class is a flexible project that can be delivered across four to five hours of your lesson time. Choose from sessions focusing on pets, wild animals or farm animals, culminating in an imaginative piece of work from your pupils which can be entered into a nationwide competition. “ (RSPCA)
These resources have clearly been around for a while; it seems as though the RSPCA ran competitions in 2020 and 2021, based on the materials that they have shared on the website.
Teachers can sign up for a newsletter and welcome pack. There is a Facebook group where they share lots of information and the introductory animation is available on the web. The introductory video introduces the idea of compassion with regards to animals rather than people. It is a mixture of cartoons and real animals demonstrating clearly how animals need to be cared for. The program aims to teach children about caring for wild animals in the environment as well as pets at home.