One component of our education program, The Compassionate Classroom, is our on-sanctuary kids' workshops.
Designed for children between the ages of 7 and 12 years, kids learn about farmed animals, what's important to them, and how to take action to create a better world for them.
At the start of the workshop, our group of compassionate kids are welcomed to the sanctuary. We then undertake an engaging and interactive educational session where kids learn how in many ways, animals are just like us, tapping into empathy by considering how others feel in certain situations and the importance of being kind. A short, kid-friendly tour with some of our animals introduces kids to the residents of Little Oak with some age-appropriate information about them. Next, kids put their compassion into action by participating in some hands-on activities to help the animal residents of Little Oak. The workshop concludes with a veggie sausage sizzle before each child is awarded a Certificate of Kindness.
Each child will receive a Certificate of Kindness to animals, a plush toy with the name and story of one of our rescued animals, and a booklet with engaging activities they can take home and continue learning with.
We have set dates for our workshops that are open to the general public, as outlined below; however, if you would like to book an on-sanctuary kids workshop for your school or community group at a different time, please email Kate.
Feedback from Parents
What did you like best about the event?
"The tour was great! I really enjoyed it and so did the kids. I liked the discussing about treating the animals respectfully and not approaching them, but letting them approach you."
Would you recommend the Kids Program to others with children?
"Absolutely! You can never have too much exposure to animal welfare and it’s important to see animals happy and respected"