National Pet Month, now in its 23rd year, is a charity that facilitates supporter-run events across the UK that fundraise for local animal charities and raise awareness of how pets make people’s lives happier and healthier and how we can repay the pets we love by looking after them responsibly.
At National Pet Month, we think it is vital that children learn how to take care of pets responsibly as it is currently estimated by PDSA that 10 million of 22 million pets in the UK are not having their needs met. We believe educators can play a role in imparting this valuable information, while giving children, pet-owners and non-owners alike, a lesson they will love.
Every year during National Pet Month many schools run fantastic pet events and enter our school competitions, promoting National Pet Month’s top ten tips for responsible pet ownership. This year we want to encourage more schools, teachers, youth group leaders, in fact anyone working in an educational capacity, to get involved in National Pet Month and incorporate pet welfare education into their lessons and activities throughout the year. So, National Pet Month has decided to take a stand at the Education Show, NEC Birmingham 15-17th March to talk to educators directly.
Come along to our stand F120 to learn more about National Pet Month, ways of getting involved and to enter our Best Pet Welfare Lesson Plan Competition. The winner will be rewarded with an exciting prize that enables them to build on their pet learning and the lesson plan will published to inspire other teachers.You can register with National Pet Month to receive a FREE Event Pack that contains everything you need to put on a great event -those registering at the show will be entered into a PRIZE DRAW to WIN a Royal Canin Pet Encyclopaedia to use in their school. You can also have a sneak preview of a new, unique signposting website, www.peteducationresources.co.uk, created by National Pet Month trustee PFMA in collaboration with UK’s key pet charities and organisations, that makes searching for pet information, teaching resources, details of visits and upcoming events simpler for teachers.
We are also looking forward to talking to teachers about pets and education generally so just drop by for a chat!