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DO YOU WORK IN A SCHOOL AND WANT TO HELP INSPIRE THE NEXT GENERATION OF ANIMAL LOVERS?
The WVS International Schools Initiative is a school membership and award programme specially designed to help you run your own Young Vets Club for students who love animals. You’ll get the tools you need to teach children about animal welfare through a series of fun and interactive club sessions as well as providing links to other schools worldwide.
Set up by international charity Worldwide Veterinary Service, this programme opens up a world of weird and wonderful creatures, addressing animal welfare issues both locally and globally and allowing children to share ideas across continents.
As an inclusive programme, any school can become a member and by joining the scheme you’ll be helping our work to care for animals all over the world where no one else can. What are you waiting for? Connect across continents and champion animal welfare!
A set of 20 kids packs for your club members each year
Choice of an animal for the club to sponsor (choose from dog, cat, monkey or donkey)
Access to our website where you can share resources, children’s work and stories with other schools from all over the world
Our helpful school fundraising pack and posters
Use of our International Schools Initiative logo on your school’s website/headed paper
For an annual subscription of £300 you will have access to one year’s worth of fully resourced club materials to run your club. You will also receive:
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The more involved you become, the more you will be rewarded through our awards scheme. Your school will start at Entry Level and can progress annually through to Gold Level. Top achieving schools will gain recognition as an Ambassador School. To advance through the levels, you will need to complete a series of activities and share resources, stories and pictures on the International Schools Initiative website. To encourage teamwork and creativity, you are also asked to carry out some fundraising to help support WVS’ charitable work - this is a great way to involve the whole school! Your involvement in the initiative can also provide you with:
Opportunities for International Schools to gain points for accreditation towards the International Baccalaureate and Council of International Schools.
Opportunities for students to get involved in activities which support Community Service programmes and International Duke of Edinburgh.
To find out more about our programme and awards scheme, download the International Schools Initiative Welcome guide here:
You can also download a sample of one of our Young Vets Club sessions here:
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To sign up to the initiative, please register your contact details here. We will contact you with details of the payment process to become a full member. Please allow 3-5 working days for us to respond. If you do not hear from us in that time, please contact us at
Please choose a rememberable password. You will use this password to access all the resources once your paid membership has started.