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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.

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.

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. 

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.

World Food Day teaching resources

John, Kelvin and Mukta faced many different challenges, but shared one issue in common: food insecurity. These World Food Day teaching resources show the children at home and at school, and showcase the solutions which removed their fear of going hungry. Use this pack on World Food Day, as a harvest festival resource or even as a harvest festival assembly.

Girls out of school

Take a look at the contrasting lives of two girls living in Nigeria, one in school and one not. Encourage your KS2 or KS3 class to think about the benefits of education and at the reasons why some children around the world don’t go to school.

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.

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.