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Education teaching resources

Education Teaching Resources

We consider education a basic right in this country but in many parts of the world children are missing out. These resources look at schooling around the world and the obstacles some children overcome to get to class.


Kariah Sherrif (L), Mary Koroma (Second on left), Zainab Sesay (Second on right) & Millicent Kamara (R) in the kindergarten at Kola Tree Community School, Western Area, Sierra Leone

Photo: Caroline Thomas/ActionAid

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.

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.

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.

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.

KS2 Childhood in Rio de Janeiro

Help your Key Stage 2 class to 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 just a little bit different. Encourage your pupils to think about the similarities and differences between their lives and those of children on the other side of the world. Also available for KS1.

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.