Community Building Social Action Resources
Be The Change: Poems to Help You Save The World
There are lots of wonderful things we can do to show our love for the world. This resource will help ignite discussions in your class about the actions that we can take to show the world we care. It contains the inspiring poem ‘Start Now’ by Matt Goodfellow, which encourages us to be the change we want to see.
Being kind is a huge part of social action. Being kind to our community can have a positive impact and bring change. To find lots of activities rooted in kindness click here.
Reflecting on the death of George Floyd and the importance of Human Rights
This primary session aims to help children reflect on the issues surrounding the death of George Floyd and the importance of human rights for all. It touches upon racism and speaks of ways that we can work together to make the world better.
Stand Together Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 Assembly
The Holocaust Memorial Trust theme for 2020 is Stand Together. Their resources include an excellent video clip called Your voice is amazing. We have used this video to help pupils in an assembly explore how they can use their voice to support and stand with others and we have combined it with 3 stories taken from the HMD website of people who used their voice to Stand Together with others Lime Balla, Fefik Veseli and Nicholas Winterton. The assembly is aimed at UKS2 pupils Stand Together Assembly
Sunday 5th July was the 72nd birthday of the NHS and it presented a great opportunity for children to become involved in saying Thank You. We’ve created a #ThankYouTogther Powerpoint to support children with ideas and examples for making a ‘thank you poster.’ This resource could be used at any point a school wanted to say thank you to people who care for us.
This activity is based on the poem ‘Choose’ by the talented Matt Goodfellow. It’s a talk activity that allows children to think about the words they can choose to use to make a positive difference in the world. At the same time they can reflect on the damage negative words can cause and help them to understand the importance of choosing words that build not harm.
Your Voice is Amazing Assembly
This activity supports children in thinking about their voice and how they can use it for good It includes the video made by Holocaust Memorial Day. It’s a really good coversation starter about avoiding hate and building community. It enables children a space to have time for meaningful reflection.
Rights and Freedom Powerpoint
This activity helps teachers lead children to think about our rights and freedoms. Children will have the chance to consider what rights they have and how they can ensure that everyone is treated equally.
This resource explores what our Human Rights are and what ones we feel are most important to us.
Using the Freedom Park image from Amnesty’s wonderful book We Are All Born Free and a video produced by Amnesty to accompany the book children can deepen their understanding of what the different rights are and why they matter.
Thank you to our friends at Amnesty for allowing us to use and share Freedom Park across The Linking Network.
More In Common Powerpoint
This helps linkingactivity helps children to think about all the things they have in common and the things that make them different and unique in a fun way
Send A Virtual Message
Many older people are having to stay inside to keep themselves safe and older people living in care homes aren’t allowed visitors at the moment. But we can still remain connected to those we care about. Why not write a message and a picture on a poster, take a photo and send it over – this will make those you care about smile. Many people are including rainbows.
Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet (Richard of York Gave Battle In Vain)
Words and Your Heart
Words and Your Heart is a fantastic book, which can be used to start a classroom conversation about the power words can have on others and the importance of choosing the words we use carefully if we want to have a positive impact on others. This PowerPoint contains some ideas of activities you can do with your class after reading the book.
Words and Your Heart (Word doc)
Use this PowerPoint to develop partner work exploring the power of words through poetry. Listen to Matt Goodfellow performing his poem,collect and sort words to create your own poem about the power of words.