Summer photo quiz

A varied and engaging photo quiz discussing topical events from a humanitarian angle.

A crowd watching people take part in a cheese rolling competition.
Lesson plan
PSHE, Tutor time
Newsthink, Conflict, Disasters and emergencies, First aid and the bystander effect, Humanitarianism and the Red Cross

The end of the school year is the perfect time to reflect and look back over the year.

This quiz looks at six striking photographs to discuss significant events including the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka, climate change, cheese rolling and first aid, natural disasters in Mozambique, remembering D-Day, and a story of kindness.

With opening photo questions, multiple choice, engaging quotes, and discussion questions, learners will be encouraged to consider these topics from a humanitarian angle.

Suggested age range: 11–16

Curriculum links: PSHE, Citizenship, Tutor time

Learning objectives

  • Review some of the significant news stories from the past year
  • Consider a variety of news events
  • Form opinions on different topics
  • Discuss various humanitarian issues.

Resource overview

1. Quiz instructions

How to run the quiz, and advice on scoring. 

2. Photo quiz

The quiz consists of six topics, each with four rounds consisting of: photo question, multiple choice, dig deeper, and perspective discussion questions. 


This quiz was written by Rosie Wilson and Rob Bowden and published in July 2019.

The image of the annual cheese rolling competition in Gloucester © Ben Birchall/PA Wire/PA Images.