BHWT Learning Programme
Many schools are interested in learning more about how they can help ex-battery hens, whether by re-homing them or by supporting pupils to understand how and why commercial egg production systems are often unable to meet the welfare needs of the hens.
We have developed a learning programme for primary schools that builds upon the powerful benefits of learning with and about animals, and upon the skills and passion of our volunteers. Our learning programme offers accessible, curriculum-supporting resources to schools to help pupils explore food, farming and animal welfare topics and gain the knowledge and skills to make food choices that are healthy for both themselves and for farmed animals.
There are two ways to get involved – either download your own resources to use in schools or book a workshop and one of our friendly volunteers will come and visit you with one or more of their hens (unless you have your own in school of course!).
We’ve also put together a sample ‘animals in school’ policy as well as a sample risk assessment for you to consider adapting. There is a separate risk assessment to complete should you decided to host a workshop. This can be found on the ‘book a workshop’ page below.
In addition, we are always in need of more learning volunteers to help us host workshops. If you or someone you know is interested in visiting schools with hens please fill out the form on this page.
The programme launched on Friday, 13 October.
If you are a teacher or parent and would be interested in getting involved, simply email email@example.com for more information.
If you are interested in becoming a Learning Volunteer for the charity please also email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details, or download the role description here. As this role will involve working with children, you will need to possess an enhanced DBS check, or be willing to undergo a DBS check.
If your school would like to re-home some hens you can find more information here.