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School Visits

Here at Hopefield our mission is to provide a safe and loving home for abused, abandoned, and neglected animals. We aim to promote caring and humane attitudes to animals around the world, and we believe that a key part of this goal is education. We're excited to offer new opportunities for pupils from Reception to Year 7 here at the Sanctuary, including talks, tours, and educational activities.

Our Education Officer, James, organises fun, fulfilling and educational visits for students and lifelong learners alike. He is a qualified teacher, and after 6 years in the profession, he’s hoping to put his skills and experience to good use here at the sanctuary.

He started volunteering with us in July 2018, but has been in his new role with us since the beginning of September 2019.

James’ favourite thing about working for Hopefield is being surrounded by so many wonderful animals - “It definitely makes a change from being stuck in a classroom all day!”

Fun fact: He's been a passionate vegan for 12 years, and is currently studying MA Museums & Galleries in Education at UCL’s Institute of Education.

The cost of our educational visits are £4 per child, which includes the tour of the sanctuary, along with educational activities as well (should you want them).

To enquire about school visits, please contact our Education Officer, James, at