TV presenter becomes education ambassador for animal charity with centre in Lewknor

Chris Packham
Chris Packham

TV presenter and wildlife expert Chris Packham has joined forces with pet charity Blue Cross, which has a rehoming centre in Lewknor. as their education ambassador.

He is encouraging teachers and youth leaders to sign up to free classroom talks to create a future of compassionate pet owners.

Blue Cross is hoping to hear from any schools or community groups who would be interested in the education team visiting for a talk and presenting them the Chris Packham videos.

The videos focus on teaching children in key stages 1 and 2 the five welfare needs which includes aspects like suitable diet and environment, enrichment and companionship.

Chris said: “It is very important to me to be part of encouraging current and future pet owners to learn more about the needs of the animals that share our lives. I feel strongly that being able to engage children in the classroom can have a huge impact for the future and how they will safeguard and protect pets and other species. I was glad to be able to record these films for Blue Cross and hope our messages can help more pets through education.”

To book a free school talk, teachers can visit this link or contact education@bluecross.org.uk