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Educational Workshops

Educational Workshops

Our free educational workshops can be delivered to schools and youth groups across the UK. The BHWT’s workshops explore elements of science and social and emotional aspects of learning, in line with the National Curriculum, alongside egg production and animal welfare. Pupils may also have to opportunity to meet some friendly ex-bat hens, and learn more about their story from farm to much-loved family pet.

A summary of the workshops we offer 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 soon.

Whilst our workshops are predominantly aimed at primary-aged pupils, we have run sessions for secondary groups and special schools. If you would like a workshop at your school, please get in touch with our Education Officer as we may be able to tailor a visit to suit your needs. We can also offer Hen Care Sessions for schools which keep their own hens or assemblies for the whole school.

Please note that if live hens are present, we can only offer a maximum of two workshops in one day. Each workshop lasts around one hour and the maximum number of pupils per workshop is 35.

Amazing Eggs

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 on a daily and ongoing basis.

Claws Wings and 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.

Our volunteers​

BHWT’s Education Team and Education Volunteers are all DBS-checked and undertake training before visiting schools. Our speakers will often be accompanied by couple of their friendliest pet hens for children to meet and learn more about. If you would prefer not to have hens brought to your school, or already have some of your own, let our Education Officer know during the booking process.

Book now

All you need to do is complete the form below and we will be in touch with suitable dates. Subject to availability.
Please note that you must be a teacher or youth leader to complete this form.



Please note, due to the welfare of visiting hens we can only offer a maximum of 2 workshops per day. If you would like additional workshops, please provide additional dates and more information in Further Information box below.

By submitting this form you agree that:

  • Our education volunteers will be supervised by school staff at all times during their visit.
  • You will be responsible for ensuring adequate hand-washing and hygiene precautions following a visit from the hens.
  • You will be responsible for identifying any allergy risk among your group before the workshop and taking suitable precautions.
  • You will give us as much notice as possible if you need to change or cancel your booking.

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We'd love to keep you updated about our work and how you can support us as well as send you our free, regular issue of Chicken & Egg magazine. How would you like to hear from us (by ticking these boxes you confirm that you're 18 or over)?

Download our Children’s Code of Conduct and Sample Risk Assessment documentation to ensure safety around animals during our educational workshops.