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Meet the children of Brazil

Experience a day in the life of a Brazilian child with these posters and stories from children living in Brazil. Print off the stories of Gabriel, Thais and Vera, or introduce your class to twins Samir and Samira with their incredible photoset and the video below.

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Meet the children of DRC

Experience a day in the life of a child living in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) with these photos and stories of the children who call this country home. Encourage your KS1 or KS2 class to compare their lives with children living around the world using the photos of Elisa and Ca Depend below and the worksheets included in your download.

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Meet the children of Afghanistan

Experience a day in the life of an Afghan child with these photos and stories of the children living in Afghanistan. Encourage your KS1 or KS2 class to compare their lives with children living around the world using the photos of Freshta and Zakia below and the worksheets included in your download.

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Chembakolli: School

Discover day-to-day life at Vidyodaya School, near Chembakolli in southern India. Key Stage 2 classes will discover a typical day at the school including lessons, playtime, and even what the children have in their lunch boxes.

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Chembakolli: Toys and games

Bring global education to your PE lessons with games and activities for KS2 classes to play both inside and outside of the classroom. Your download includes activities based on real Chembakolli artfeacts and games played by the children of the village. 

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KS1 Childhood in Rio de Janeiro

Help your Key Stage 1 class experience a day in the life of a Brazilian child as twins Samir and Samira let you into their world, where everything from going to school to riding your bike is a little bit different. Explore the twins home in Maré favela and encourage your pupils to think about the similarities and differences between their lives and those of Samir and Samira. Also available for KS2.

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KS1 What is Rio de Janeiro like?

Can your class use the adjectives on their worksheets to describe the incredible pictures included in your photoset? Use our photos of Rio de Janeiro and accompanying Key Stage 1 activities to answer questions such as: 'Where is Rio?' and 'What is Rio like?'. Also available for KS2.

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The children who saved their school

Use this incredible, true story to give literacy lessons an inspirational lift.  Along with reading, writing, spelling and creative activities, three homemade videos tell the story of the children who fought to stop their school closing down, and won!

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Water teaching resources

With lessons for KS1, KS2 and KS3 classes, these resources get pupils thinking about the need for clean water as well as water usage in their school and their own lives. Using case studies and a photopack, pupils meet six-year-old Helena and learn how newly built water and sanitation facilities improved education in a school in Sierra Leone.

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What is inequality? - Food and hunger

This activity-led Key Stage 2 resource gets your pupils investigating food inequality and how hunger affects millions of people around the globe. Includes the starter 'What is inequality?', a selection of engaging activities and three case studies of children facing hunger and its consequences.

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