Follow the Things

Follow the Things

This website looks a bit like a shopping website, but all is not as it seems. If you click on the different ‘departments’ you will find lots of ‘products’. But clicking on these products will lead you to films, research and articles about where these products have come from, and whether the production has involved human rights abuses or exploitation or environmental damage.

Ask the Expert: Gemma Hay (South Sudan)

An interview with an aid worker that has just returned from South Sudan.

South Sudan is a new country affected by long-term conflict and crisis, which themselves have generated many mini-crises. This article includes discussion of conflict and food

Food and Farming – photo teaching resource

This resource uses all the photographs featured in our Global Wallplanner for 2013-14, which are loosely based around the theme of Food and Farming. Our aim in producing a photo resource for each wallplanner is to provoke critical thinking around the


These Geography resources from Practical Action are aimed at Key Stages 3 & 4 and explore small scale farming in Africa.

A Thorny Issue

Should I buy a Valentine’s rose? The enquiry approach is central to this study: students will be actively involved in deciding if they would send, or be happy to receive, a Valentine’s rose grown in Kenya.

African Gardens DVD

This DVD is the perfect way to start on an engaging school gardening project. It is full of great film clips – animations and instructional videos where learning is brought to life as African young people teach you and your pupils all sorts of useful

Nkokonjeru school gardens

Nkokonjeru school gardens

This case study of a poor school can be used to inspire your pupils in their school gardening project. It tells the story of a small and poor school in rural Uganda who have been working hard to grow their own crops and produce food at school.

Floating Garden Challenge

Another great hands-on STEM activity from Practical Action, suitable for for all ages between 7-19. The problem: In Bangladesh land is frequently flooded as a result of climate change, ruining crops grown for food. The result is that families go hungry.

Bag Gardens – African sustainable mini-garden

Bag gardens

Bag Gardens are a type of African garden that Send a Cow teaches families how to make in Africa. They are also a great way to get your pupils involved in a growing project, learning about healthy eating and life in an African country.