Kids learn the value of an­i­mals

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STU­DENTS at Whit­sun­day Chris­tian Col­lege had the op­por­tu­nity to take part in a RSPCA ed­u­ca­tional pro­gram last week.

The pro­gram helps de­liver mes­sages on re­spon­si­ble an­i­mal care and it was lots of fun for all stu­dents who en­joyed their visit.

The RSPCA Ed­u­ca­tional Mo­bile RSPCA Ed­u­ca­tional Mo­bile Unit (EMU) is RSPCA Queens­land’s flag­ship Ed­u­ca­tion Mo­bile Unit – a state-of-the-art class­room on wheels filled with in­ter­ac­tive an­i­mal wel­fare ed­u­ca­tion.

EMU in­cludes dis­tinct learn­ing mod­ules that al­low stu­dents to ex­plore the re­spon­si­bil­i­ties of pet own­er­ship, the lives of farm an­i­mals, and our re­la­tion­ship with Aus­tralia’s unique wildlife.

Stu­dents had the op­por­tu­nity to take part in a num­ber of dif­fer­ent ac­tiv­i­ties.

The dress up and vet cor­ner was the most pop­u­lar among the Foun­da­tion Phase classes.

Stu­dents learnt about pur­chas­ing food ap­proved un­der the RSPC Ap­proved Farm­ing Scheme, how an­i­mals can see and how much it costs to main­tain an­i­mals per year.

EMU’s lessons have be­come a much sought after ex­pe­ri­ence for schools as it of­fers an im­pres­sive, high-pro­file com­mu­nity ed­u­ca­tion pro­gram, with the aim of de­liv­er­ing mes­sages on re­spon­si­ble an­i­mal care for the fu­ture gen­er­a­tions.

Dur­ing its life­time, EMU has vis­ited over 400,000 stu­dents and is now a highly-an­tic­i­pated vis­i­tor to schools, coun­cils and com­mu­nity groups along the east coast of Aus­tralia.

PHO­TOS: CON­TRIB­UTED

AN­I­MAL AD­VICE: Whit­sun­day Chris­tian Col­lege’s Year 2F at the RSPCA pro­gram.

Mr Friend and Lin­don Is­togu.

Jade Sepherd-Smith.

Eloise Ven­ter.

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