Scottish Animal Week Supported by MSP and Hareleeshill Primary School

Margaret Mitchell, MSP for Central Scotland last week (Friday 7 September) paid a visit to Hareleeshill Primary School in Larkhall as part of the Scottish SPCA’s (SSPCA) Scottish Animal Week.

The aim of Animal Week, which ran from 3rd to 7th September, was to raise awareness of the charity and Scotland’s animals.

SSPCA Education Officer, Sally White was on hand to give the class helpful facts and tips about the various types of animals we might see in our gardens, in the wild, or the pets in our homes.

Margaret, together with pupils and teachers at Hareleeshill Primary, got to learn all about caring for different types of animals and the importance of doing your research before deciding to adopt a pet.

Commenting Central Scotland and Scottish Conservative MSP Margaret Mitchell said:

“Sally gave a really great talk to all the children and teachers at Hareleeshill Primary and it was a privilege to be invited along as part of Scottish Animal Week.

“I had a great time chatting with the children and teachers and learning all about the tremendous work of the SSPCA.

“This is a charity which plays a vital role in protecting animals in Scotland and I, for one, am very grateful for the work that they do.

“I have to commend the children who did a really good job of putting their teachers on the spot with their animal quiz and who shared fantastic stories about their pets.

“In particular I want to thank Sally for putting together a fun and informative day and all at Hareleeshill Primary for their kind hospitality.