Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Been in Binda before?

Well Education Officers Zoe and Eva can now answer in the affirmative as of a fortnight ago.
Although the RSPCA NSW Education Team predominantly service the Sydney Metropolitan area, it is common to see the Team spread far and wide, educating all across the State. The last week of August saw a journey of 100s of kilometres outside of what Eva deemed her comfort zone and into the familiar farming communities for Zoe.
Their travels started in Nowra with a bit of dog safety and a lot of career info, first at a local school then the annual South Coast Indigenous Employment Expo.Questions were asked about working with animals and Zoe and Eva were proud to recount their path to working for RSPCA NSW.
Where to next? Cosied up safely in the pretty Education Van, the pair made their way past Crookwell, to Binda Public School, where practically the whole school had entered the recent Van Designing Competition. The students spent a windy few moments playing “where’s my photo?” around the van then headed into the classroom to chat about all things RSPCA with students from Binda, Bigga and Laggan Public Schools all mixing together. The conversation was definitely interesting with a move away from the typical household cat and dog to livestock including a thousand head of sheep and cattle! But the principles of animal welfare stay the same – afford all creatures great and small the five freedoms.
Thanks to the brilliant Binda students for making our van look amazing and swapping some awesome animal stories!
Binda, oh yeah!

The Education Van enjoying some company :)

1 comment:

  1. Great to read about this initiative -keep up the fantastic work guys!!