Schools of Sanctuary: Giving a Warm Welcome

This Oxfam resource enables learners to think about why refugees leave their homes, what challenges they face, how welcoming the UK is to those seeking asylum and our fundamental human rights

Recycle or reuse?

Recycle or reuse

Students compare extraction of aluminium from bauxite rock with recycling aluminium cans and investigate the efficacy of recycling. They discover how plastics and aluminium are reused and recycled in Nepal and may continue to produce some products of their own.

Iodine initiative

Iodine initiative

In this lesson students look at how the Tanzanian Government has solved problems caused by iodine deficiency by iodinising their salt. They work scientifically to discover why iodine is so important to diet, and make an informed decision as to whether or not it should be added to salt in the UK.

Flood alert

Flood alert

In this lesson students find out how flood alert systems developed in Nepal have helped save lives. They use their knowledge and skills in building electronic circuits to design and build their own flood alert system.

Sandy seeds

Sandy seeds

A global primary Upd8 from ASE and Practical Action. This resource looks at a ‘big question’ facing Sujan and his family from Bangladesh… how can they grow crops on land which is made of sand?

Monsoon proof roof

Monsoon proof roof

A global primary Upd8 from ASE and Practical Action. This resource looks at a ‘big question’ facing Mehrab, a boy who lives in Bangladesh, and his family… what material should they use for their new roof?

Cool pots

Cool pots

A global primary Upd8 from ASE and Practical Action. This resource looks at a ‘big question’ facing a girl called Grace who lives in Sudan… how can her family keep their fruit and vegetables fresh for longer?

Power for the world

Working in teams pupils explore issues around renewable energy in the developing world and build their own wind turbines. Through an interactive starter activity pupils discover how energy access via the National Grid differs between their own country and Kenya.