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Quick activities

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

When is the best time to think about what to do in a crisis? Reflect, explore and experiment with this collection of crisis situations.

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A man in an emergency response vehicle

999 - beyond the basics

Can you call for an emergency service by texting? What happens if you dial 999 but can't speak? This quiz has the answers and more.

BOSTON APRIL 15 Matt Smith and Zach Mione helped Sydney Corcoran at the scene of the first explosion near the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon

A marathon recovery

Horrific injuries change lives in seconds. Explore how a teenager and her mother are responding to practical and emotional challenges of their changed world.

A helicopter

Alfa bravo charlie

Students can learn the alfa bravo charlie style alphabet with this quick activity. It is fun and gives a useful lifetime skill.

Young people during an icebreaker

Emergency bingo

Perfect as a quick classroom activity, use this fun icebreaker to raise awareness of some key aspects of emergencies.

People inspect Jeremy Deller's Baghdad car bomb installation, entitled Baghdad, 5 March 2007, on display at the Imperial War Museum

Burnt out

It's a heap of crumpled metal that's also a moving art work. Explore a disturbing, gut-wrenching way of communicating the reality of war.

Mother and baby

Charity photos

Aid agencies want to show respect for those they work with. They also want to fundraise. Sometimes these wishes clash. What happens then?

A guard speaking to a man

Checkpoint charmers

You are an aid worker. You're stopped at a roadblock. Armed soldiers want a bribe. Explore the options, with advice from security experts.

A sign reading 'Please help us!' is displayed while children play outside their makeshift tents in rice fields in the Philippines

After an earthquake

Children play, hours after an earthquake destroyed their homes. What do students want to know? Help them take ownership of their learning.

Woman with earthquake scene, Bam

Emergency Facebook

How would students use social networking to spread the news of a health epidemic? Explore the possibilities with this quick classroom activity.

Girl in a group of young people

Exploring stereotypes

Challenge the assumptions we make about people when we hear a brief description with this popular starter activity for schools.

Quick activities

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

When is the best time to think about what to do in a crisis? Reflect, explore and experiment with this collection of crisis situations.

More  >

A man in an emergency response vehicle

999 - beyond the basics

Can you call for an emergency service by texting? What happens if you dial 999 but can't speak? This quiz has the answers and more.

BOSTON APRIL 15 Matt Smith and Zach Mione helped Sydney Corcoran at the scene of the first explosion near the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon

A marathon recovery

Horrific injuries change lives in seconds. Explore how a teenager and her mother are responding to practical and emotional challenges of their changed world.

A helicopter

Alfa bravo charlie

Students can learn the alfa bravo charlie style alphabet with this quick activity. It is fun and gives a useful lifetime skill.

Young people during an icebreaker

Emergency bingo

Perfect as a quick classroom activity, use this fun icebreaker to raise awareness of some key aspects of emergencies.

People inspect Jeremy Deller's Baghdad car bomb installation, entitled Baghdad, 5 March 2007, on display at the Imperial War Museum

Burnt out

It's a heap of crumpled metal that's also a moving art work. Explore a disturbing, gut-wrenching way of communicating the reality of war.

Mother and baby

Charity photos

Aid agencies want to show respect for those they work with. They also want to fundraise. Sometimes these wishes clash. What happens then?

A guard speaking to a man

Checkpoint charmers

You are an aid worker. You're stopped at a roadblock. Armed soldiers want a bribe. Explore the options, with advice from security experts.

A sign reading 'Please help us!' is displayed while children play outside their makeshift tents in rice fields in the Philippines

After an earthquake

Children play, hours after an earthquake destroyed their homes. What do students want to know? Help them take ownership of their learning.

Woman with earthquake scene, Bam

Emergency Facebook

How would students use social networking to spread the news of a health epidemic? Explore the possibilities with this quick classroom activity.

Girl in a group of young people

Exploring stereotypes

Challenge the assumptions we make about people when we hear a brief description with this popular starter activity for schools.

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