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Positive Images

The Positive Images toolkit is an educational resource for teachers, youth workers and other educators to teach young people about migration and development.

The toolkit includes ten innovative educational activities for young people aged 12 and over. It also includes a wealth of activities and case studies of actions, enabling young people through their community to make a difference to global issues.

The toolkit incorporates four short films based on the stories of contemporary migrants and supporting powerpoint presentations.

Complete toolkit

Download the complete Positive Images toolkit here or download individual sections of the resource below.

Complete Positive Images toolkit (PDF)
Complete Positive Images toolkit (Microsoft Word)
Complete Positive Images toolkit (Microsoft Powerpoint)

Introduction and how to use the toolkit

Introduction and outline of the toolkit aims and structure.

Introduction and outine (PDF)
Introduction and outline (Microsoft Word)

What do I need to consider?

This section includes guidance for educators when delivering the activities in the educator’s guide. This includes guidance on creating a safe environment for young people and developing an awareness of migrant children in the group.  "

What do I need to consider (PDF)
What do I need to consider (Microsoft Word)


This section includes definitions related to migration and development, which are provided for the educator’s reference. It includes definitions of terms such as migrant, refugee, asylum seeker, migrant worker and development. "

Definitions (PDF)
Definitions (Microsoft Word)


Theme 1: Why do people migrate?

Teaching activities for students to learn about why people migrate, poverty and development and how these concepts link to migration.

Theme 1 (PDF)
Theme 1 (Microsoft Word)
Theme 1 (Microsoft Powerpoint)

Theme 2: Who are migrants?

Teaching activities for students to learn the meaning of key terms such as refugee, asylum seeker and migrant worker. They can also learn more about who migrants are.

Theme 2 (PDF)
Theme 2 (Microsoft Word)
Theme 2 (Microsoft Powerpoint)

Theme 3: Migrant journeys

Teaching activities for students to learn about the situations that people face on their journeys and the experience of arriving in a new place.

Theme 3 (PDF)
Theme 3 (Microsoft Word)
Theme 3 (Microsoft Powerpoint)

Theme 4: Positive Images

Teaching activites for students to learn about how to recognise different perspectives on migration in the media and the positive contributions of people who migrate to their new communities.

Theme 4 (PDF)
Theme 4 (Microsoft Word)
Theme 4 (Microsoft Powerpoint)


Action planning worksheets

A set of six action planning activities for young people, aiming to support them in taking action on migration and development.

Action planning worksheets (PDF)
Action planning worksheets (Microsoft Word)