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Looking for fun and interesting development education activities for your class?
We offer four innovative and engaging programmes for both teachers and students along with personalised school visits for your class. Each programme has been carefully designed to inform students of global issues happening in the world today whilst linking to the current primary school curriculum. They are perfect projects to undertake throughout the school year and are a great way for students to naturally develop their skills and talents through fun and interactive activities.
Want to introduce your students to some of the most important issues facing the world today? Help them acquire the skills needed to formulate an argument, deliver a speech, stand up for their point of view and challenge an opponent’s opinion? Look no further than the Concern Primary Debates!
Schools can enter a team of six students – with three students speaking and the other three acting as subs and researchers. All the motions will be based on development education topics such as climate change, hunger and even issues here in Ireland. We can help support teams with tips on how to research and debate with tailored school workshops.
This year the primary debates remain online. Schools should register with the local Education Support Centre.
Engaging young people with social justice issues is empowering for the teacher and the learner and brings a real sense of energy to the classroom and to the school environment.
Interested in the Concern Primary Debates?
Become a life-saving aid worker in our new video game that takes a fun and innovative approach to tackling serious world issues.
Come to the assistance of a community devastated by storm and floods. Complete all the mini games in order to bring them the supplies they need!
The Hunger Heroes programme consists of a series of lesson plans, case studies and classroom activities that have been uniquely tailored for senior primary school students (3rd to 6th class pupils) around the theme of Hunger.
The activities have been designed so that multi-class teachers and teachers of junior primary students will also be able to find activities suitable for their class. There will be a cross-curricular approach in the pack with activity suggestions covering everything from literacy and numeracy to drama and art. Use our Teacher’s Packs to learn more about Hunger, Nutrition, and Development.
We encourage teachers to complete a Hunger Heroes action project or fundraiser with their class in order to deepen awareness and understanding and to become Hunger Heroes!
Hunger Heroes was a fantastic way to engage my students in the complex links between food waste and climate change through fun lesson plans and activities!
Interested in becoming a Hunger Hero?