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St. Edmund's C of E Primary and Nursery School

A journey to discover 'life in all its fullness'. John 10:10

Animal-Friendly School

Here at St. Edmund’s CofE Primary and Nursery School, we believe that opportunities to work with animals provide unique opportunities for learning. We also recognize our responsibility to provide a safe environment and positive learning experiences for all pupils and a high standard of care and welfare to all animals involved. 

Our aims in bringing animals into the school environment:

  • To help pupils develop increased respect, empathy and a sense of responsibility for living things.
  • To encourage pupils to consider the experiences and needs of other living things, including other pupils, school staff, and their families.
  • To promote an interest in the natural environment and support hands-on learning across all areas of the curriculum.
  • To help pupils develop a calm, confident, and sensitive manner when interacting with animals.
  • To demonstrate best practice in the care of pets and other animals.

Our School Dog - Alfie

FS1 (Nursery) Guinea Pigs

EYFS Chicks 'Living Eggs' Project

Animal Visitors

Animals in School - Policy