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If you’re looking for some inspiration for your classroom, why not check out these education packs – they’re all available in English and Welsh.

The Great Schools Online Challenge

Our Great Schools Online Challenge activity sheets are fun ways to learn about language and culture in your classroom. 

The activity sheets encourage pupils to find out facts about another country, learn new phrases in another language, and to learn about foods, sport, music, and songs in other cultures. 

There are activity sheets for French, Spanish, German, Mandarin, Arabic and Welsh. 

  • Age suitability:  7 – 11 years, 11 – 14 years
  • Curriculum links:  Modern languages

Chinese Year of the Pig 2019

According to the Chinese Lunar Calendar, we enter the Year of the Pig on 5 February 2019. This education pack for primary schools contains information and activities to help teachers and pupils learn more about this important Spring Festival and explore Chinese language and culture.

Your pupils can read a traditional story to find out how Pigsy became the companion of the Monkey King, and learn how Chinese children refer to animals and animal sounds by singing Old Macdonald’s Farm in Chinese. You can also find out about the importance of exercise in Chinese daily life, read letters from Chinese children about their favourite sports and get creative making piggy banks and cooking a traditional Chinese family recipe.

Please note: so that all of the interactive elements to work, please download and open the pack, rather than use it in a web browser.

•  Age suitability: 7 – 11 years

•  Curriculum links: Art, PHSE/Citizenship, Modern languages

The Windrush and Migration 

This pack contains ideas for discussion around migration. It focuses on the Windrush migration in 1948, celebrating the contribution that Caribbean migrants have made to the prosperity of Britain.

  • Age suitability: 4 – 7 years,  7 – 11 years, 11 - 14 years
  • Curriculum links: Art, PHSE/Citizenship, English, History

Arabic Language and Culture

This pack contains lesson and assembly plans, facts and resources to help primary pupils develop a knowledge of Arabic culture.

Pupils can learn how to greet a friend and count in Arabic, and get creative making geometric patterns and recipes.

  •  Age suitability: 7 – 11 years
  • Curriculum links: PHSE/Citizenship 

Queens of Syria 

This resource will help teachers and pupils explore the human impact of the conflict in Syria and the realities of life as a refugee.

• Age suitability: 7 – 11 years, 11 – 14 years

• Curriculum links: PHSE/Citizenship, Geography, History, Drama

Shakespeare Lives

This pack was created by the British Council in partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Specially designed to encourage learning across the curriculum, the resource is split into five key themes; Leadership and Power, Family and Relationships, Identity and Equality, Fate and Destiny, Justice and Rules.

• Age suitability: 7 – 11 years, 11 – 14 years

• Curriculum links: Art, PHSE/Citizenship, Design and Technology, English, History, Drama

* This resource is also available in Spanish and French.

Magna Carta – My Digital Rights

Learn more about one of the world's most influential documents with our Magna Carta teaching resource. This pack will help young people contribute to the debate about what clauses a Magna Carta for the digital age might contain.

• Age suitability: 7 – 11 years, 11 – 14 years

• Curriculum links: PHSE/Citizenship, English, Geography, History, ICT

Football Remembers

The Football Remembers pack offers resources for pupils learning about the Truce events that took place in 1914, during the First World War.

• Age suitability: 7 – 11 years, 11 – 14 years, 14 – 18 years

• Curriculum links: Art, PHSE/Citizenship, Design and Technology, English, History, ICT, Modern languages, Drama

Rivers of the World

This pack contains river themed cross-curricular lesson ideas, aimed at upper primary and lower secondary students.

Patagonia 150

The Patagonia 150 education resource will help schools teach their pupils about Wales and Y Wladfa, the Welsh settlement in Patagonia. The resource is designed for KS2 and KS3 pupils.

The resource was commissioned by the Welsh Government and produced by educational publishers Atebol Press.

* This resource is also available in Spanish.

Double Club Football themed language resources

Language teachers and their pupils will enjoy working with these football themed education packs. Developed by Welsh Government in partnership with the Welsh Football Association and supported by British Council Wales, the packs will catch the attention of football mad youngsters! 

*The football packs are also available in French, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.