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Climate Justice Learning Journey poster

Download our new resource charting a course through the academic year to support children and young people to learn and act together.

Window on the World

This resource, designed for primary school teachers, looks at the effects of climate change around the world and close to home.

Keeping hope alive: Christian Aid's work on peace - Impact study 2019

Without an explicit focus on peace, there can be no sustainable development. This Impact Study, and accompanying case studies, share some of our story of taking peace seriously. Throughout our work in providing humanitarian assistance and long-term development support, it has become clear that we cannot ignore the reality of violence. Peace and justice matter to us as a faith-based organisation and we seek to respond to real challenges of building peace with integrity, respect, courage and hope. From Violence to Peace lays down our hopeful vision that a more peaceful reality free from poverty, violence and injustice is possible. This study shares key examples of impact and some things we’ve learnt along the way. Key facts In 2016, more countries experienced violent conflict than at any time in nearly 30 years. If current trends persist, by 2030 – the horizon set by the Sustainable Development Goals – more than half of the world’s poor will be living in countries affected by high levels of violence. (OECD). Violent conflict has spiked since 2010, with two billion people now living in countries where development outcomes are affected by fragility, conflict, and violence (World Bank, 2018). Much of this violence is due to recurring violence and protracted conflicts. It is estimated that 135 different countries have experienced conflict recurrence – a pattern that is deepening. We stand in solidarity with our local partners – households, community organisations and local leadership who live through conflict and violence first hand. We want governments, faith institutions and communities to want and work for peace in their societies and to keep hope alive. Peace is not something fluffy and aspirational. Peacebuilding can and does work.

Fumes or Futures assembly powerpoint

This powerpoint on climate change accompanies the Fumes or Futures assemblies resource.

Fumes or Futures: game instructions

These instructions explain how to play the Fumes or Futures board game. (Game board and cards downloadable as separate resources). 

Fumes or Futures: game board

This board accompanies the Fumes or Futures game. Please note, this should be printed A3 size.

Fumes or Futures: game cards

These game cards accompany the Fumes or Futures game.

Fumes or Futures poster

Fumes or Futures poster. Please note this should be printed A4 size.

Fumes or Futures assemblies

Climate change is the most pressing issue of our time. Engage your pupils on the topic with our Fumes or Futures assembly ideas.  These assemblies are designed to be adapted and used as a resource for either whole school, key stage or class assembly/collective worship. The materials could be used for a one-off assembly focusing on climate change, or as a series in which the themes are developed over the course of a week. You can use them alone, or as part of the Fumes or Futures pack, which includes games, case studies and teaching ideas.

Fumes or Futures teaching ideas

Climate change is the most pressing issue of our time. Engage your pupils on the topic with our Fumes or Futures teaching ideas.  The ideas span the subject areas of Geography, Maths, History, Science, English, Citizenship, RE and Art.  There are also short snippets from our global neighbours who are feeling the effects of climate change. 

Fumes or Futures chatterbox

Use our Fumes or Futures chatterbox to engage your pupils and help spread awareness of climate change.  The first level of the chatterbox shows the kind of natural disasters that are happening more often because of climate change. The second level suggests actions that that can help cut carbon emissions, and the last level explains what effect taking action could have. Space (in the dotted area) has been left for you to write in one of your own ideas about an action that could help reduce carbon emissions. Space (in the striped area) has been left for you to write in what effect that action could have.

Photo of Hamza

Use this image of young refugee and peacemaker Hamza to show alongside the Christmas Assembly.

Art of peace - teachers' notes

Age: 16+ (sixth form) Subject areas: Art, geography These notes are designed to help teachers run a sixth form workshop on the art of peace.

Crazy Climate facts activity sheet

Age: 7-11 A range of classroom activities based around these Crazy Climate facts. Pupils can: Put the facts into groups under headings like: reduce, recycle, reuse, save water, save energy, reduce CO2. You can also think of your own headings or sort them into problems and actions. Choose a fact. Work in pairs or small groups to think of ways to tell the rest of your school about the fact you have chosen. What do you think is the best way to do this? You could perform a play or assembly, or make a poster, a PowerPoint presentation or even a film. Make a tally chart to record your activities over a week that emit CO2, eg car journeys, hours watching TV, how long you charge your mobile phone for, etc. Plot your results on a graph to show your carbon footprint. Design and carry out a survey of your classmates to find out how eco-friendly they are.

Crazy Climate facts activity sheet - Welsh

Age: 7-11 A range of classroom activities based around these Crazy Climate facts. Pupils can: Put the facts into groups under headings like: reduce, recycle, reuse, save water, save energy, reduce CO2. You can also think of your own headings or sort them into problems and actions. Choose a fact. Work in pairs or small groups to think of ways to tell the rest of your school about the fact you have chosen. What do you think is the best way to do this? You could perform a play or assembly, or make a poster, a PowerPoint presentation or even a film. Make a tally chart to record your activities over a week that emit CO2, eg car journeys, hours watching TV, how long you charge your mobile phone for, etc. Plot your results on a graph to show your carbon footprint. Design and carry out a survey of your classmates to find out how eco-friendly they are.

Art of peace presentation

Age: 16+ (sixth form) Subject areas: Art, geography A PowerPoint presentation about rebuilding lives after conflict, using Angola as a case study.

Art of peace - sixth form activities

Age: 16+ (sixth form) Subject areas: Art, geography Conflict captions is a sixth form activity that will take approximately 15 minutes.  Ask students to get into groups, give each group the accompanying ‘Art of peace’ activity materials. Ask them to consider the paintings and produce a title and caption for each of them.

Shared planet school assembly presentation

Primary and secondary assembly suitable for ages 7-14 Duration: 15 minutes This presentation accompanies the assembly considers how we are all interconnected on this beautiful planet we share.