Social Action Resources

Start Now

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.

Start Now

Start Now PDF

Start Now – Read by Matt Goodfellow

Better Words

We’ve create an activity 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.

Better Words

Better Words PDF

Your Voice is Amazing Assembly

We’ve created a powerpowerpoint to support children in thinking about their voice and how they can use it for good. It’s a really good coversation starter and allows for meaningful reflection.

Your Voice is Amazing Assembly 2020 TLN

Social Action Assembly Powerpoints

We have created Primary and Secondary  assembly powerpoints introducing Youth Social Action. Click on the links below to download and adapt for your school.

Primary Youth Social Action Assembly

Secondary Youth Social Action Assembly

 

Eden Project Communities Resources

Eden Project Communities have created a whole host of resources to help your class explore nature.  You can download their resources here.

We’ve also created a powerpoint to support these resources which you can use in your classrooms.  Download here.

iwill Chatterbox

Nature is full of sights, sounds and smells for us to enjoy. What weird and wonderful things can you discover about the natural world around you?

Use this resource to look at, listen and smell nature whilst out on your daily walk. All you have to do is print off the chatterbox and follow our step by step instructions!

iwill Chatterbox

Make A Nature ChatterBox Instruction Guide

Making A Bug Bedroom

Creating a bug bedroom for creatures great and small is fantastic for the environment. Making safe spaces for wildlife to shelter can encourage biodiversity and is also a fun way to pass the time. Click below for step by step instructions!

Making A Bug Bedroom

Making A Bug Bedroom Powerpoint

Making A Bug Bedroom Powerpoint PDF version

Making A Birdfeeder

Ever wondered what to do with your old milk cartons? Why not follow our simple step by step instructions showing you how to reuse household items to make a birdfeeder. It’s a brilliant activity to do with your class that is both fun and eco-friendly.

Making A Birdfeeder

Making A Birdfeeder PowerPoint (English Voice-over)

Making A Birdfeeder PowerPoint (Urdu Voice-over)

Show The Love

Friday 14th February is a day for us to show the love to our planet.  Here is an assembly that you can use in school to encourage children to make the world a better place.

Show the Love 2020 – TLN Assembly

 

 

Making A Caterpillar Mobile

Help the environment by reusing plastic bottles to make a caterpillar mobile.

Caterpillar mobile

Nature Rainbow

Beautiful rainbows are popping up everywhere to raise spirits and make us smile. Here’s an inventive way to create your own rainbow when in school.

Nature Rainbow

Credit: Beckfoot Heaton Primary School and Nursery

Be A Nature Detective

This is a wonderful resource created by the Woodland Trust.  It’s full of activities for all ages that you can do on your daily walk. Why not join in and become a leaf, twig and spring spotter!

Nature Detective

Credit: The Woodlands Trust

Make An Eco-Friendly Heart

Show your support in creating a greener, cleaner and brighter future by making a green heart with your class and displaying it in your classroom. Click on the resource below to give you a helping hand.

Making a green heart. 

These resources has been inspired by The Climate Coalition and ‘Here We Are’ by Oliver Jeffers

Rights and Freedom Powerpoint

This powerpoint helps children think about our rights and freedoms. Children will have the change to consider what rights they have and how they can ensure that everyone is treated equally.

Freedom Park

More In Common Powerpoint

This powerpoint helps linking pairs to think about all the things they have in common and the things that make them unique in a fun way.

More-in-Common

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)

Virtual Messages Activity

Bring the Outside Inside for an older person.

Older people and residents in care homes are staying inside at the moment to stay safe.

Here are a few steps to help you to create your own ‘Blossom Tree’. When you’re finished, send your picture to your local care home or older relative or neighbour so that they can put it up and bring the Spring inside.

Blossom Tree Powerpoint

Extra Guidance for Drawing a Blossom Tree

The following resources have been created by My Home Life England and The Linking Network as part of the Care Home Friends and Neighbours: Intergenerational Linking Project.   Their activities are designed to be used by parents, schools, youth organisations and care homes. They promote contact between young people and older people living in care homes, even when face-to-face linking isn’t possible.

Visit http://carehomefans.org/remote-intergenerational-linking/ to keep updated on the project and new resources.

Rock Art

Decorate a pebble in bright colours and patterns. Take them to your local care home and put them in the garden. They will become little patches of colour and friendship when a resident looks out of their window!

Rock Art Instructions

Postcards of Kindness

Write and send a postcard of kindness to a care home resident who may be feeling lonely. Your thoughtfulness will brighten their day! Check out our ideas to inspire designs for the front of the card.

Postcards of Kindness Activity

Postcards of Kindness Ideas

Pots of Love

This resource will help you to decorate a pot and plant it with fast-growing seeds. Then when it’s finished, take your pot and place on the windowsill of your local care home to brighten a resident’s day!

Pots of Love Instructions

An outline of a pot to help with your design