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Grand National tragic deaths


The death of two horses, Synchronised and According to Pete, during last weekend’s Grand National has put the spotlight on the treatment of animals in horse racing. The RSPCA and several other welfare groups are calling for a review of the course’s safety. Explore your students’ views with these resources to encourage discussion and debate about animal welfare.




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Animal rights

  • From animal testing to horse racing, this lesson will stimulate debate about the fairness of how people treat animals.

For and against

  • Develop arguments to structure a discussion on animal rights with this quick cloze worksheet.

Selective breeding

  • A Grand National case study exploring issues of cloning and genetic manipulation.

Animal care careers

  • How can students work with animals? What skills would they need? How can they help? Find out in this handy fact sheet.

Newspaper front page

  • First News children’s newspaper explain the features of a front page.

Write all about it

  • Get students creating their own news report with this step-by-step guide.