Be Kind Programme

We announced this incredible initiative back in 2020 but, like most things, it got put on hold due to the global pandemic. So you can imagine how excited we are to finally be creating this professionally-approved, educational programme, our Be Kind programme, the compassionate curriculum teaching empathy and understanding!

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of one of our best-loved brand partnerships, we’ll be helping children explore and better understand the symbiotic relationship that exists between dogs and their own mental wellbeing, while developing key skills such as empathy, compassion, kindness and understanding.

Get involved!

Launching in September 2021, our new 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 is currently being 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 now to deliver the programme in your school from September 2021!

Sign-up to 'Be Kind' Programme

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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