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Unleash the wild in your classroom: Book an ethical animal adventure for your school!

Calling all intrepid teachers! Are you ready to embark on a wild journey that will ignite your student’s imaginations, nurture their love for animals and bring your curriculum to life? The fun begins with a pawsome Lion Learners ethical animal handling experience.

Why choose a Lion Learners ethical animal handling experience?

Watch the excitement in each child’s eyes as they meet amazing animals up close, touch their soft fur or scaly skin, and observe their quirky behaviours! But a Lion Learners ethical animal handling experience is not just about fun – it’s about fostering empathy, respect and a deep understand of the animal kingdom.

By choosing a Lion Learners ethical animal experience, you can be sure that our animals are treated with the utmost care and respect. Each session is an opportunity to teach kids about animal welfare, responsible pet ownership and the importance of protecting our planet’s incredible biodiversity.

Five fantastic benefits of a school animal handling workshop

  1. Learning disguised as fun

Say goodbye to dull text books and hello to hands-on living, breathing learning.

Children won’t even realise they’re absorbing a wealth of information about different species, habitats, diets and more as they interact with their new furry and scaly friends.

  1. Nature’s lessons

What better way to teach about food chains, predator-prey relationships and adaption than with living examples? Let the animal kingdom narrate its own story with sessions tailored to your year group, curriculum and topic.

  1. Boosting confidence

Watching a hesitant child transform into a fearless animal whisperer is amazing. Our friendly, happy animals bring a sensory-rich and soothing presence to your school. The experience empowers kids to conquer their fears and build confidence – if they can handle a snake, what else can they do?

  1. Empathy development

Many of our animals have been rescued or adopted and have their own stories, which we share with the class. It’s hard not to feel a connection with a gentle creature that just wants a scratch behind the ears or to sit calmly on your lap. Learning to understand and respond to animals’ needs nurtures empathy in a big way.

  1. Unforgettable memories

Trust us, that time Zara met a friendly tortoise or Diego held a snake will be stories that are told for years to come. These memories stick and will be forever associated with learning and the thrill of discovery.

Safety first!

While the aim is to have fun, safety is paramount. Our knowledgeable presenters are experienced professionals who prioritise the well-being of the animals and children. All our animals are socialised, healthy and happy to be handled. We set clear guidelines for gentle interaction and foster an open, friendly and respectful atmosphere where children are encouraged to ask questions and get involved.

Caring for our animals

Animal welfare is at the heart of everything we do. Many of our animals have been rescued from neglect or adopted from people who can no longer care for them. The animals live with their presenter in special habitats with the best possible enrichment. This encourages stimulation and natural behaviours, and fosters strong bonds between the animals and the presenters.

It’s crucial that all our animals are comfortable in any situation. We carefully pick the species that can visit your school to ensure they have the care they need. Which is why you won’t find us travelling with animals such as meerkats or racoons.

When you meet us, it will quickly become obvious how much we love our animals. We hope you will love them as much as we do!

How to book

A Lion Learners ethical animal handling workshop is just £120 for an hour, £200 for 2 hours or £350 for 4 hours.  Giving you the option to book for one or several classes.

A class of around 30 children will usually meet around seven animals over an hour. This might include snakes, lizards, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, tarantulas, giant millipedes, scorpion and more. Animals may vary depending on which are the best suited for your topic and age group.

To book or get more information, please get in touch.

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