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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.

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?’

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.

KS1 Amazon rainforest, Brazil package

This is our complete Amazon rainforest package for Key Stage 1. In this download you’ll receive our brilliant KS1 worksheets, activities, PowerPoints and rainforest pictures, as well as the chance to introduce your class to the people who live in the Amazon rainforest. Also available for KS2.

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.

KS1 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil package

This is our complete Rio de Janeiro, Brazil package for Key Stage 1. In this download you’ll receive our brilliant KS1 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 KS2.

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.

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.

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.