Resources on pigs
We have developed some new resources on pigs including some great short films and an interactive presentation full of questions to discuss. These are also appropriate for parents teaching their children from home.
The short films should be suitable for any age. Our interactive presentation is aimed at children age 7-11, though you may like to adapt or younger ones by editing some slides out. The resources include:
- A PowerPoint looking at different pig behaviours and ways of farming pigs.
- Mother’s Day video showing a sow create a nest, give birth and suckle her young.
- A short film showing free-range pigs enjoying life on the farm.
- A short film showing piglets exploring the woodland.
Resources on chickens
Our interactive presentation is aimed at children age 7-11 but can be adapted for younger ones by editing some slides out. The short films are suitable for any age.
The resources include:
- A PowerPoint looking at different hens’ behaviours and the ways that we farm them.
- Positive Behaviours Hens video showing hens on a free-range farm, displayed their natural behaviours.
Needs of animals pack
This pack contains:
- Needs of animals card exercises (2 pages)
- Teachers notes for the activity
Film - A Life Worth Living
Our new film A Life Worth Living includes some great clips of positive animal behaviour to stimulate discussion of the benefits of higher welfare farming – pigs and laying hens, ducks and quail.
We suggest using the five one-minute clips one at a time to encourage observation and stimulate discussion.
Help us improve our resources
Comments from teachers and lecturers are very much valued and help us to evaluate and improve our educational resources. Please feel free to contact us or use our evaluation form. The views of students would also be much appreciated.