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A selection of starters, filler activities and homework exercises to stimulate students’ interest in a variety of topics to add freshness to your teaching.

Build resilience

Topic: Conflict, Disasters and Emergencies
Age: 11–16
Subject: PSHE
Practical approaches to building resilience and confidence.

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A man in an emergency response vehicle

999 - beyond the basics

Topic: First aid and the bystander effect
Ages: 11–19
Subject: PSHE
Discover more about the emergency services.

A helicopter

Alfa bravo charlie

Topic: Disasters and Emergencies
Ages: 7–19
Subject: PSHE
Learn the Alfa Bravo Charlie phonetic alphabet

Young people during an icebreaker

Emergency bingo

Topic: Disasters and Emergencies
Ages: 7–14
Subject: Citizenship
Use this fun icebreaker to raise awareness of emergencies.

Girl in a group of young people

Exploring stereotypes

Topic: Refugees and migration
Ages: 11-14
Subject: PSHE, Citizenship
Challenge the assumptions we make about people when we hear a brief description.

An Italian Red Cross volunteer involved in the response to an earthquake

Italy earthquake

Topic: Disasters and emergencies
Age: 11–14
Subject: PSHE, Citizenship, Geography, English
Explore the humanitarian response to the 2016 Italy earthquake.

An aerial view of emergency response vehicles and personnel during the Paris attacks of 13 November 2015

Paris attacks

Topic: Humanitarianism and the Red Cross
Age: 11–19
Subject: PSHE, Citizenship
Discuss the 2015 Paris attacks, including the humanitarian response.

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