On 12th and 13th November, we were pleased to welcome volunteers from Cats Protection (the UK’s largest feline welfare charity) to the school. Pupils from Reception right through to Year 6 had workshops about cats and their welfare. Many of the children learnt about the 5 welfare needs for cats and these can be remembered by PURRS: place to live; understanding behaviour, right diet, right health care and space. The children were encouraged to think about and discuss how we can look after their needs and the tools we might need to help us do that e.g. toys, scratching post and vets etc. Some of the children also learnt the basics of neutering and microchipping and their importance. The volunteers also conducted assemblies where the children got to learn a little more about the charity and how they provide care for cats. Did you know they help 200,000 cats and kittens a year? The charity’s key aims – rehoming, neutering and information have improved the lives and welfare of cats throughout the UK. Children were provided with some information leaflets, however you can find out more by visiting cats.org.uk.