March 10th 2020 | Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

Scottish SPCA

As Scotland's leading animal welfare charity and as a reporting agent to the Procurator Fiscal, the Scottish SPCA has a duty to build a better world for animals. Our free ‘Prevention through Education’ programme teaches empathy and compassion towards animals and reaches over 200,000 school pupils each year.

We constantly evolve the programme, which fits with the STEM curriculum and is proven to reduce tolerance towards animal cruelty and increase awareness of animal sentience.

Recently, we’ve introduced robotics in classrooms. Children get the opportunity to build an animal-like robot and code it. This allows them to recognise animals are born with senses and how important it is people are aware of these when interacting with them.

This unique approach captures children’s imagination, encourages them to have fun and be creative, and emphasises how amazing animals really are.