PDSA Enterprise Day

Why is PDSA so important?

At PDSA, we believe that every pet deserves to live a happy and healthy life. As the UK’s leading vet charity, through our UK-wide network of Pet Hospitals, we work tirelessly to improve pets’ lives, through prevention, education and treatment.

Every year our dedicated teams carry out over 2.7 million treatments.

What is Enterprise Day?

Children are taken off timetable for the day to start up their own company. They follow a business-style timetable in order to design and make their own products, which they can sell to their friends and families later in the day.

Why hold a PDSA Enterprise Day?

Ofsted have made it clear that careers learning is now receiving a much higher priority in their inspections, as 1 in 8 young people believe they are likely to become self-employed when they leave school.

The Government believe children should learn about enterprise from an early age, when children are more open to the ideas and influences which will shape their futures.

By holding a PDSA Enterprise Day, not only are you helping raise money for sick and injured pets, but the activities also help to develop children’s social, economic, communication and inter-personal skills, while enhancing their interest in the STEM subjects.

The day is designed to give children an insight into how the business world works using a hands-on approach that also promotes teamwork.

What will you get from us?

  • A downloadable lesson plan
  • a PowerPoint presentation with videos
  • worksheet
  • activity ideas
  • a school certificate of thanks.

We’re also happy to provide you with posters, balloons and stickers. Just email us at enterpriseday@pdsa.org.uk or call us on 01952 797290

How do you donate the money you've raised?

Once you've held your event, please send a cheque made out to ‘PDSA’ to the following address or call us on 0800 0199144 to donate over the phone:

PDSA Education Team
Head Office
Whitechapel Way

Don’t forget to send us photos of your Enterprise Day in action! Email us at enterpriseday@pdsa.org.uk or use #PdsaEnterpriseDay on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Download your free resources:

Two young people wearing PDSA t-shirts at one of our events.

Fancy adopting PDSA as your charity of the year? Have other great fundraising ideas? Contact us for more information.