New school holiday fun – kids learn empathy and responsible pet ownership

RSPCA Victoria

Parents looking for educational and entertaining school holidays activities need look no further as RSPCA Victoria launches a new holiday program for summer with sessions starting in January 2022. Filled with fun activities to keep children entertained while developing compassion and empathy for animals, the program includes both virtual and in person learning.

RSPCA Victoria’s school holiday program includes a variety of options, providing engaging content that teaches children how to better understand animals and best-case pet care. Opportunities to speak with RSPCA Inspectors and animal handlers also provide options for children who are considering a career relating to animal care.

Delivered by RSPCA Victoria’s qualified educators, RSPCA Victoria’s school holiday program is a one-of-a-kind experience, with each session designed to keep participants active and engaged and, importantly, all while having loads of fun.

Belinda Marchbank, RSPCA Victoria’s Education and Training Manager said the new program includes a variety of options suitable for different ages.

“We have some new options within the school holiday program that are designed to suit different interests and stages, from ages five to seventeen. Children will meet the friendly team of education animals, visit the onsite barn and engage in a range of educational activities.

“When it comes to teaching children about animals, it’s important to help them understand the care that is required for an animal to live a happy healthy life. This paves the way for kinder future generations who will create better welfare for animals in our community.”

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