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The River Dee February 3, 2016

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http://www.cens.org.uk/RiverDee/
This website, created by Huntington County Primary School in Chester, UK is based around the River Dee but also has plenty of useful information for schools studying their own local river. An interactive map links to information, photographs & videos.

Black Mountain Lime Industry Resources May 6, 2015

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http://www.calch.org.uk/
These education resources, produced by the Dyfed Archaeological Trust are based around the Black Mountain lime quarries in the Brecon Beacons but could easily be adapted to use with a similar local area. The available units cover curriculum areas such as English, Science, History, Geography and Art.

Comic Relief 2013 February 13, 2013

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http://www.rednoseday.com/schools/primary/resources

Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day takes place this year on Friday 15th March and as always it offers schools a great opportunity to have some fun and make a difference.

You can order a free School Fundraising Resource Packs full of fundraising tips, activity ideas, balloons, stickers and posters from www.rednoseday.com/schoolsite. The Comic Relief website also contains a great collection of teaching resources, activities, assembly scripts and videos to help teach your students about global issues.

Losotho Resources October 3, 2012

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http://www.dolencymru.org/teaching_resource_pack/
The website of charity Dolen Cymru has a teaching pack that will be useful for anyone studying life in the African country of Losotho.  The pack contains an assortment of lesson plans, schemes of work, music, pictures, videos and web links.

Walking with Beetles October 2, 2012

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http://www.bromley.org/ciswebpl/bbap/
These Walking with Beetles resources from the Bromley Biodiversity Project were originally designed to teach the themes of wildlife, walking and public transport to local children but there is lots of useful material that teachers from elsewhere will find useful.

So What? Conservation October 1, 2012

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http://www.sowhatuk.com/
So What?  is a UK based educational website that aims to bring wildlife conservation into the classroom. The site provides structured lesson plans & resources to support either conservation club activities or general class topics on a selection of threatened species including tigers, cheetahs, grey wolves and gorillas.

Countryside Investigators June 15, 2012

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http://www.countrysideinvestigators.org.uk/
Countryside Investigators aims to encourage Key Stage 2 children to learn about the countryside by exploring 10 interesting rural jobs. There are videos, classroom activities, quizzes, resources for planning a farm visit and useful web links.

Explore Forests September 2, 2011

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http://www.bakari.co/resources.html
Loosely connected to a storybook, these free resources explore the topic of forests and deforestation through cross-curricular activities. Designed for Year 4 & 5 pupils, both samples of the sheets and the complete resource pack can be downloaded from the link above.

Traidcraft Fair Trade Resources July 11, 2011

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http://www.traidcraftschools.co.uk/
Traidcraft, one of the UK’s leading Fairtrade organisations, have put together this collection of resources for teaching students about the concept of fair trade and Fairtrade products. There are games and activities to help convey the idea of fair and unfair trade, several plans for assemblies, introductory powerpoints and also activities looking at specific examples of Fairtrade food.

My Green School May 20, 2011

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http://open-city.org.uk/education/schools/MyGreenSchool.html
These downloadable cross-curricular My Green School lessons on the Open-City website have been designed to help children learn about sustainable architecture through first hand investigations of their own school building.