Workshops for primary schools
The British Hen Welfare Trust has developed a series of exciting workshops to be delivered at your school by our trained learning volunteers and their hens. These are designed to support the curriculum while allowing the pupils to get hands-on with some of our lovely ex-battery hens. Whilst the workshops are free, we would be grateful for a donation to cover expenses or maybe you would like to do some fundraising? Just ask us for more details and we will be happy to help.
A summary of the three workshops can be seen below. If your school is interested in holding a workshop simply fill out the form at the bottom of this page and we will be in touch. Please also consider filling out your own risk assessment – you can view our sample risk assessment here.
- We can only host one to two workshops in a single day.
- Class size must be no larger than 30 pupils.
- Classes last one hour each.
In this workshop pupils learn how the different parts of the egg help a chick grow, how eggs can form part of a healthy diet, and the difference between a caged and a free range egg.
Five Important Things
In this workshop pupils will discover what chickens and other animals need to be happy and healthy, and learn who is responsible for the care of animals.
Claws, Wings and Other Things
In this workshop pupils learn how a chicken digests, reproduces and uses her senses, and understand what their own bodies have in common with birds and other animal groups.
To book a workshop, simply fill in this form and we will be in touch.