Be Kind Programme

We are so excited to share our new Be Kind programme, the compassionate curriculum teaching empathy and understanding!

Education plays a huge role in the welfare of dogs around the world. When humans learn to respect these incredible animals and appreciate the many wonderful things they can bring to our lives, they open themselves up to one of the most amazing relationships there is.

This is why we are so grateful to the generous sponsorship of one of our best-loved brand partnerships, Manolo Blahnik. Through the partnership, we will be able to help children explore and better understand the symbiotic relationship that exists between dogs and their own mental wellbeing, whilst developing key skills in empathy, compassion, kindness and understanding.

Get involved!

Our Be Kind programme aims to support the mental wellbeing of young people and help them to understand the positive impact dogs can have on our lives. It has been developed alongside a team of passionate educators, to ensure that it’s impactful, positive and inspiring.

  • Designed for KS2 students
  • Linked to the National Curriculum
  • Free to sign-up and take part
  • 5 workbooks with various lesson plans and activities
  • Students will develop key skills in empathy, compassion, kindness and understanding, whilst learning about the positive impact dogs can have on our wellbeing
  • Support from Wild at Heart Foundation education team in delivering the programme

Download our Be Kind Overview and sign-up below to deliver the programme in your school for free!

Sign-up to 'Be Kind' Programme

If you have already signed up to the programme, you can access the materials by clicking here and entering the password provided in your introductory email.

Watch our introduction to the Be Kind programme video below to find out more and see all of our coverage by clicking here.

Extra reading

If you are interested in some additional reading for your students to support the programme, we recommend the ‘Rocco the Rockstar’ book series. The books are based on the true story of a rescue dog called Rocco and encourage kindness, patience and courage.

Books can be purchased from Use code WAHF03 for £3 to be donated to Wild at Heart Foundation.

Stay in touch!

We will be expanding our offer for other education audiences including SEND, secondary and international groups. If you would like to be kept up to date on our education initiatives and how our ‘Be Kind’ programme is developing, then please sign-up to join our education newsletter below.

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If you’re not an educator but would love to support this inspiring project, then fear not!

Whilst we’re lucky to be part-funded by of one of our best-loved brand sponsors, rolling out such an impactful, important project on a nationwide scale is no small feat. To help us reach as many children as possible, please consider donating.


Perhaps you’ve witnessed the incredible bond between dog and child or perhaps your own childhood was blessed with a canine companion and you’d like to give back in their honour. Whatever you reasons, know that we’re so grateful for your generosity and can’t wait to update you all on the progress of Wild at Heart Foundation’s Be Kind schools programme. Stay tuned!

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