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The award-winning Lessons from Africa, from Send a Cow, offers a collection of FREE curriculum led teaching resources that bring Africa and global learning to life in your school.

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The Big Picnic

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The Big Picnic

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The Big Picnic

The Big Picnic is a KS2 RE resource, combined with maths and literacy activities, based on the miracle of the Feeding of the 5000. It has been developed as a fundraising project culminating with a big picnic in your school grounds for all your community. The challenge is to raise enough money to buy a local cow for a family in Africa.

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Make your Own Solar Bottle Light

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Make your Own Solar Bottle Light

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Make your Own Solar Bottle Light

This KS2,3 and 4 resource shows how Solar Bottle Lights are used to lighten up homes in rural Uganda. It also engages students with how to build their own Solar Bottle Light in the classroom and to test its effectiveness. It also engages with the science of how Solar Bottle Lights work.

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A Day in the Life - Literacy

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A Day in the Life - Literacy

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A Day in the Life - Literacy

This resource helps compare a typical day of a pupil in Lesotho with a pupil in your classroom. It does this with a range of literacy activities, including comprehension, clauses, paragraphs and punctuation. It draws on aspects of RE by asking students to reflect on what is important to them in their lives.

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The Story of Malala Yousafzai

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The Story of Malala Yousafzai

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The Story of Malala Yousafzai

This is a series of KS2, 3 and 4 global citizenship and English resources that explores the life story of Malala Yousafzai. It engages students with with her role in bringing equality in education worldwide, by telling her brave story.

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