Developing an educational approach to horse welfare has always been an aspiration of the charity and was passionately promoted by the late Margaret Betts; a dedicated Trustee of the charity who sadly passed away in 2015. It was her firm belief that the way forward is not only to continue to rescue equines in need, but to educate the next generation about their welfare.
In honour of Margaret, we have created an approach to education that we hope to develop further over the coming years. We understand that any trip for schools needs to fulfil many different elements and we are keen to tailor visits to each group’s needs and curriculum requirements.
Includes lessons for both Key Stage 1 and 2 in the five subjects below, that could be covered or adapted for use at school – all starting with links to the current National Curriculum:
It is hoped that these lessons, along with the LESSON OPTIONS for your visit, will enable you to see where a trip to Bransby Horses fits into the curriculum. The lessons are intended to be flexible and used in a way that works best for you and your class. Resources for each lesson are also available for free download.
For each Key Stage, there is also a list of suggested follow-up activities you may wish to consider doing with your class, after your visit to Bransby Horse.
It is hoped that the packs will not only be used as a resource to help with planning and preparing for your visit to Bransby Horses, but also be valuable in helping educate children about the vital work that is done by the charity.