Secondary teaching resources

Our free teaching resources help young people aged 11 to 19 to examine the world around them from a humanitarian perspective and learn about topics related to the work of the Red Cross.

These curriculum-linked activities, session plans and teaching packages are ideal for subjects such as PSHE, Citizenship, Geography, History and informal learning time. Learners gain new perspectives, develop new life skills and develop understanding, values and critical thinking.


Image of little girl holding a British Red Cross branded folder entitled 'My kind acts', and smiling.

Age: 7-18

Type: Activities

Keep children and young people entertained during the summer holidays with the summer of kindness calendar.

  • Kindness
A boy of around ten years old sits at a table drawing while his father sits next to him.

Age: 3-18

Type: Guidance and activities

Subjects: Citizenship

A free primary and secondary teaching resource about how to support and talk to children and young people about race, racism and anti-racism.

  • Kindness
  • Humanitarianism and the Red Cross
Young person taking part in a refugee art project. Drawing 'human together'

Age: 7-18

Type: Activities

Subjects: PSHE, SMSC, Citizenship

Primary and secondary resource helping students understand migration, build empathy, increase understanding and learn about the stories of refugees and their journey.

  • Kindness
  • Refugees and migration
Children showing grandparents artwork

Age: 7-18

Type: Activities

Subjects: PSHE

Coronavirus activities for children and young people on safety, kindness and first aid.

  • Kindness
Two sisters learning first aid at home on a tablet

Age: 5-18

Type: Activities, teaching package, films

Subjects: PSHE

Activities to support learning first aid skills and showing how these skills can be used in everyday life with kindness and confidence.

  • Kindness
  • First aid and the bystander effect
First-aid- champions-web-image

Age: 5-18

Type: Lesson plan, teaching package, videos

Subjects: PSHE, Tutor time

A range of activities to help children and young people learn first aid at home during the coronavirus crisis.

  • Kindness
  • First aid and the bystander effect
  • Home learning resources
Graphic of two historic Red Cross posters half coloured in

Age: 7-18

Type: Quick activities

Subjects: PSHE, History

Use colouring activities and posters from the archives to learn more about the British Red Cross and its history of kindness. Suitable for primary and secondary students, ages 7 to 18.

  • Humanitarianism and the Red Cross
  • Kindness
  • Home learning resources
Photograph of a large drawing by children of a rainbow and the words "Thank you NHS - Thank you workers" during the coronavirus outbreak.

Age: 5-19

Type: Activities

Subjects: PSHE, Tutor time

Primary and secondary educational resource to support students and help them build resilience and ease stress that might arise during challenging times at home or school.

  • Kindness
  • Home learning resources
A close-up of a young woman's hands holding cut-out paper hearts in different colours and sizes.

Age: 7-18

Type: Activities

Subjects: PSHE, Tutor time

Activities to help build resilience, form healthy habits, positive routines, and ways to cope. Suitable for primary and secondary school students ages 7 to 18.

  • Humanitarianism and the Red Cross
  • Kindness
  • Home learning resources