SPCA Education Programmes
Develop the right skills and attitude in caring for animals through our education programmes.
Participants will also pick up valuable lessons for life!
We conduct talks for various audiences, including primary and secondary schools, junior colleges, tertiary institutions and CCA group gatherings. Talks are also available for national libraries, community centres and other organisations. Through these talks, participants can find out what it takes to keep their furry friends happy, and will also learn valuable and easy-to-use tips to help them better understand their pet.
Our talks are customisable and can be worked to suit the target audience. An LCD projector and laptop will be required.
General topics covered during our presentation include:
- What we do at the SPCA
- Caring for your pet
- Cases of animal abuse
Visits are also conducted at our premises. The 1½ hour visit includes a talk about what we do at the SPCA and more about the animal welfare cause, as well as an interactive session with the animals in our adoption shelter.
We provide information leaflets, brochures and posters on animal welfare and pet care that can be used for exhibitions to help spread the word for animal welfare. These materials are made available to the public and can be used for display on exhibition boards or booths.
Animal Kind Book
We are proud to introduce “Animal Kind”, a groundbreaking publication on animal welfare education for primary school pupils. This book was adapted from the RSPCA’s U.K. “Animal Wise” book.
“Animal Kind” marks an important milestone in animal welfare education. This resource is Singapore’s first-ever teaching tool aimed at educating children on appreciating and respecting animals in a fun, interesting and informative way.
Teachers will find “Animal Kind” a useful and innovative addition to their regular teaching material. The resource book comprises 17 worksheets, and fact sheets on different animals and pet care. Children can learn how to love and respect animals while learning English, Science, Mathematics, and Civics and Moral Education all at the same time.
Click here to download a copy of “Animal Kind”.
Every year, we receive many requests from schools wanting to help us as part of their Community Involvement Programme/Service Learning programme. We are extremely grateful for the tremendous support given!
However, due to our limited resources, there is only so much we can accommodate by way of students volunteering at the SPCA. We also have a minimum age requirement of 17 years and above for our volunteer programme.
Nonetheless, there are many other ways for you to help our animal welfare cause. The best way to do this is by helping us create awareness about SPCA’s work in your school.
Very often, animals are abandoned and abused because of the lack of awareness and knowledge about their welfare. The more awareness created, the better our animal friends will be treated. SPCA will acknowledge the hours as CIP hours.
So, how is this done? You could select some of these ideas:
- Give a presentation about pet care and the work of the SPCA. SPCA will provide the script and accompanying pictures for the 30-minute PowerPoint presentation. If preferred, SPCA staff can also conduct the session.
- Set up an animal dedication board. Origami animal shapes can be learnt in four easy steps and done after the presentation/play. The students can then write their wish for the animals on these shapes and stick them on the boards.
- Organise an SPCA exhibition and sale of our merchandise to raise funds for our animals. Students can also make their own fundraising items like bookmarks (with animal welfare messages) and cookies. Our range of pet care leaflets and brochures can also be provided. You could also work with the school library to encourage students to borrow animal/pet care-related books.
- Organise a pet food drive. Instead of tinned foods schools normally collect for homes, you can encourage your schoolmates to donate tinned pet food for the animals at the SPCA.
- Organise an SPCA membership drive. Students who sign on will get SPCA publications and other exclusive perks. They will also be put in our youth email database for our latest news and volunteer opportunities.
You do not have to adopt all the ideas mentioned above. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more details.
20 Fundraising Ideas To Help SPCA
1) Put a collection box in class to collect loose change
2) Hold a no-uniform day – $1 per student
3) Organise an animal poster competition
4) Sell pictures of SPCA animals
5) Sell SPCA merchandise
6) Competition: How many jelly beans in the jar?
7) Plan a visit to the SPCA
8) Sell chocolate/candy to raise money for the animals
9) Organise a pet food donation drive
10) Organise a jumble sale
11) Design and sell temporary animal tattoos
12) Organise a song dedication karaoke event – $1 per song
13) Collect drink cans and sell them
14) Organise a painting/football workshop
15) Run errands for teachers
16) Promote SPCA membership
17) Have an animal quiz/spelling bee – $1 per student
18) Organise a giant origami collage project
19) Do face painting
20) Hold a sponsored silence and fine anyone who talks
Resources For Early Childhood Educators
Our education programme is currently for participants who are 7 years old and above. However, the team has prepared some materials and resources that are tailored to the preschool level. Educators who are interested in our materials can contact us for more details.
Help your kids discover their power to do good through fun activities about nature, animals, storytelling, and kindness to one another.