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World Red Cross Red Crescent Day

8 May, birthday of Henry Dunant, founder of the Red Cross, is World Red Cross Red Crescent Day.

Explore the work and principles of the Movement with young people by choosing from this selection of assemblies, quick activities, lesson plans and posters.

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The red cross emblem

Military ambulances with red cross emblem, World War II

What is the origin of the red cross emblem? What does it mean in conflict? What are the red crescent & red crystal? Explore with this scripted assembly and classroom activities.

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Red Cross quiz

Church collection appeal poster, 1915

These three thoughtful and engaging activities introduce students to the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. Try the photo quiz powerpoint or the historical storyboard.

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Emergency bingo

Young people during an icebreaker

Helping individuals and communities cope in crisis is core British Red Cross work. This icebreaker activity will get young people thinking about and learning from emergencies in their lives.

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Poster showing red cross emblem with text © Info 

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