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Choose from a range of interactive activities and innovative lesson ideas for primary schools.

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Cartoon characters Kelly and Dan

Life. Live it. First aid education for children

Topic: First aid and the bystander effect
Ages: 5–11
Subject: PSHE
Use films, quizzes and worksheets to help students learn essential first aid skills.

Paper doll chain

Introduction to humanity

Topic: Humanitarianism and the Red Cross
Ages: 7–11
Subject: PSHE
Explore the word “humanity” and the idea of helping others.

Earthquake drill

Introducing Emergencies: primary

Topic: Disasters and emergencies
Ages: 5–11
Subject: Geography, PSHE
Understand what an emergency is, how to stay safe and what to do to prepare.

Pupils take part in the Pillowcase Project

The Pillowcase Project

Topic: Disasters and emergencies
Ages: 7–11
Subject: PSHE, Geography, Science, English
Help children understand, cope with and respond to emergencies.

Community Initiative Works To Reduce Violence In Immigrant Heavy District

Stigma and migration

Topic: Refugees and migration
Ages: 10–13
Subject: English, PSHE, Geography
Reflect on assumptions about migration.

Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret giving a radio broadcast

Refugees: primary activities

Topic: Refugees and migration
Ages: 5–11
Subject: English
Explore what children know and think about refugees.

Military ambulances with red cross emblem, World War II

The red cross emblem

Assembly kit
Topic: Humanitarianism and the Red Cross
Ages: 11–16
A role-play assembly exploring the meaning of the emblem, especially in conflict situations.

WWI British Red Cross

WWI: Operation Ouch

Topic: Conflict
Ages: 7–11
Subject: Primary
Lessons based around the CBBC Operation Ouch! WWI film.

Children carry water bottles in Bomet Kenya

Action for clean water: primary

Topic: Disasters and emergencies
Ages: 7–11
Subject: Geography, PSHE
Understand the importance of clean water through case studies from Kenya.

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