Submitted by GSPCA on 15:30, 11th Nov, 2013 | 0

24 Pupils from St Sampsons who have been learning about Peter Rabbit and 47 from Castel who have been learning about how to run their own Animal Shelter recently visited the GSPCA to find out about the work of the Shelter.

All three classes that visited were shown around the many departments by GSPCA Manager Steve Byrne who explained what the GSPCA did every day and tied in the talk with the subjects that the pupils were currently learning.

The GSPCA believes that education is an important part of the Animal Welfare work that we carry out and there are a number of staff and volunteers that run talks to all age groups, both on and off site.

All three groups got to see Degu's to Hedgehogs, Rabbits to Dogs and of course our very famous Mr Chips the Cat who is diabetic.

After the guided tour of the GSPCA facilities the children were presented with a GSPCA Newsletter and before going they tanked the staff for the tour and then many of them gave £100 of invisible money to help the work of the Shelter.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said 'Education is at the core of our work as the GSPCA.'

'We are keen to spread the word of caring for animals and if anyone is interested in a talk from the Shelter for their school or organisation then please do get in touch.'

'All the children were fantastic and very keen to learn about what we do.'

'It is surprising that especially the children don't realise how much we do here at the GSPCA every day to help so many animals in need.'

'One little lady from Castel Primary School donated £100 of invisible money in one of our wishing wells to help care for those at that the GSPCA and I think it has set up a real trend for the visits to come.'

'We are very grateful to the pupils from Castel Primary School as in the last school year all the money they raised from the farmers market that they took part growing and selling produce was donated to the Shelter and we are hugely thankful to them.'

'We have already taken a number of bookings for visits and talks for 2014 for adults and children so please do get in touch if you are interested.'

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The following are events planned for 2013




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Bric-A-Brac, Clothes, Coffee & Snacks at the Shelter


Monday – Saturday 9am – 5pm

Pet Supplies & GSPCA Goods on sale at the GSPCA Reception


Wednesday 20th November 6.30pm

 Volunteer Induction Evening at the Animal Shelter


 Saturday 23rd &30th November

GSPCA meets Pegasus Photography for Pet Portrait Photo Sessions! Saturday 23rd and 30th November 2-6pm


 Sunday 17th November

Round Table Christmas Fair - a stall with all sorts of goods and tombola


December Thursdays

Late Night Shopping GSPCA Stall in town


Date and details to be confirmed

Christmas Fair


16th to 21st December 2013

Christmas Pop Up Shop on Smith Street thanks to OSA Recruitment


January 2014

Start of the Animal Care Course with WEA at the GSPCA



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