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Living in a world of water

Experience what it’s like living in a world of water through the eyes of four remarkable children. Discover stories of heat-busting chickens, floating ambulances and wild weather, as Aasia, Prianka, Shumona and Abdullah show you how they live and learn in Bangladesh.

Welcome to Brazil

Introduce your children to the largest country in South America with our Brazil quiz, Brazil factsheet, and ‘Where is Brazil?’ map activities. Packed with information about Brazil for kids, this download will help you discover how Brazil got it’s name, the diversity of its geographical features and the key issues that affect its population.

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School Run! - an educational board game

Help four children to navigate the board, collecting the items they need to get to school in our educational board game “School Run!” Designed for KS2 classes, this free children’s board game can be used in class or at home.

Drought 360°

Put your class in 12-year-old Daeka’s shoes. She has taken a 360 degree photo to show the effects of drought in her village in east Africa. To complement this incredible 360° photo, we’ve created two colourful posters to help your class to understand how drought affects people, plants and animals.

KS1 and KS2 Refugee crisis resources

Liven up your literacy lessons with gripping stories and colourful activities that show what life is like for many child refugees. Use these resources to build literacy and empathy, and to help your class to answer questions such as: ‘How is life different for child refugees?’ and, ‘if you were a refugee, what would you take?’

Brazil factsheet

Did you know Brazil is the biggest country in South America? Our Brazil factsheet includes a map of Brazil and the important facts to help you answer questions like ‘How big is Brazil?’ and ‘What continent is Brazil in?’ This factsheet can be used as a starter activity or as a big Brazil poster for the classroom wall. 

KS2 Amazon rainforest, Brazil package

This is our complete Amazon rainforest package for Key Stage 2. In this download you’ll receive our brilliant KS2 worksheets, activities, PowerPoints and rainforest pictures, as well as the chance to introduce your class to the issue of deforestation and its impacts on the planet. Also available for KS1.

KS2 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil package

This is our complete Rio de Janeiro, Brazil package for Key Stage 2. In this download you’ll receive our brilliant KS2 worksheets, activities, PowerPoints and posters as well as the chance to introduce your class to children who live in Rio de Janeiro. Also available for KS1.

Go bananas! for Fairtrade Fortnight

Find out what Fairtrade means and how buying goods labelled Fairtrade can affect the growers’ lives with this colourful PowerPoint.

A sensory journey through India

Experience the sights and sounds of an Indian rush hour and bask in the still, natural serenity of the Indian countryside, all from the comfort of your classroom. Take your pupils on an unforgettable journey with videos, photos and activities designed to showcase the beauty, intensity and sometimes harsh reality of life in India. This multimedia resource is adaptable for KS1 or KS2.