Welcome to the children's page that tells you all about Education for Sustainable Development & Global Citizenship (ESDGC), or put simply..... 'Living Better and Using Less'
We've included the links to some interactive websites with games covering the different topic areas of ESDGC.
Please visit the websites listed below to play the games and have a go at the activities to find out more about looking after the environment, your health and your world!
The games and activities have been listed under the topic areas to make it easier for you to focus on the topic areas of interest to you. Some websites cover more than one topic area so please use this as guidance only.
Some of the games and activities have been designed to link with the curriculum and use in class, while others are designed more for general play and fun.
Waste, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
A site for schools, children and teachers that tells you what's what in the world of waste. The site includes the following zones:
Fun Zone - waste related games and online activities
Activity Zone - ways to get busy with waste
Info Zone - everything you need to know about rubbish
Teacher Zone - learn to teach rubbish
Join Ollie and his friends to learn how to recycle different kinds of packaging. they also look at reducing packaging and reducing waste and how to reuse organic materials.
Explore Recycle City to see how many people of the town reduce waste, use less energy and even save money by doing simple things at home, at work and in their neighbourhoods.
Dumptown game - you are Dumptown's new city manager! When you begin, you'll see Dumptown at its worst - it's littered, polluted and nothing is being recycled or reused.
Ready for Ten:
Encourage kids to recycle - ten easy steps
The Green Squad:
There are some great activities to help you make your home greener! Some activities include, make a bog garden, play supermarket quest, stop your energy escaping, befriend the bees, play the pollinator game, hang onto your water and have a go at the bright spark board game!
The website includes a selection of fun activities that you can use with your class, ranging from a simple word search to the challenge of building your own wind turbine! Have and look and try some out.
A week of activities about climate change for ages 9 to 11
The Water Page:
A big collection of resources on saving water for children.
Activities designed by educational experts, linked to the curriculum to give primary school children the chance to understand the water cycle and the vital role that water plays in our everyday lives.
The Living and Learning with Water site has a variety of games and activities about water. The site includes a resource library, water news, a home audit and teacher/parent activities and resources.
Order your free 'The Water Resource' teaching pack from Water Aid. The pack contains curriculum linked lesson plans, activity sheets, a water technologies poster, a little book of teaching and fundraising ideas, stickers and a wall planner.
An online resource about water for ages 9 to 13. The resources have been designed to link to the curriculum for each key stage. Some of the interactive resources feature stunning colour photographs to help you teach about water and its significance.
Welcome to the Water Family:
An interactive game to help you and your family become more water efficient.
Travel and Transport
A site for kids about looking after the planet, with green games, the Green blog and green activities. the site covers all topic areas and includes a green activity guide and an activity to calculate your carbon footprint.
MCA - Kids Activity Zone (Department for Transport):
The free lesson plans and resources have been designed to be used by children up to the age of 11. Lesson plans and resources include spotting the risks of open water, staying safe, seaside scenarios, safety rules and jobs for keeping safe.
Brisith Council Learn English Using Transport:
Learn English English Kids has lots of free online games, songs and activities for children to have fun and learn English too.
Top Teaching Ideas:
These transport teaching theme ideas will help your 'on the move' lessons catch the interest of children. 'On the Move' is a great subject to use to teach many different curriculum subjects - from science to history. The list of literacy resources and classroom ideas will help you expand the subject into many cross-curricula areas.
Nursery Activity Ideas - Transport:
A list of different activities linked to transport, including make a car with snails, make your own boat, undertake a transport survey, tyre track patterns and make a hot air baloon.
The Green Grin o meter:
A fun interactive sustainability website to find out how sustainable you are. The website asks you a few questions to look at your health, happiness and ecological footprint. It then gives you some top tips and ideas to improve your score next time.
The Grain Chain is a curriculum linked educational resource for teachers and parents to inform school-aged children about the story of grain-based food fro the farm mill to the plate. Find tailored teaching materials, worksheets, videos, quizzes, recipes and activities about farming, milling and baking.
A wide range of ideas and resources to help when you are teaching children about how to keep themselves healthy. The resources include healthy meals, food and our body, I love my lungs, food groups, eat your colours and nutrition tag.
Food for Life:
Free primary and secondary teaching resources are available covering farming, cooking and growing. Activities include crop to crumble, using a school play to teach children about organic farming, down on the farm, plant and soil activities and one planet food.
The Lorax's Save the Trees Game:
The Lorax speaks for the trees. They've come to celebrate Earth Day, so join them to help spread the message.
Dan the Gardener:
Website aimed to show you how to help the environment and respect nature by recycling, growing plants, fruit and vegetables, being healthy and having fun!
If you like birds and wildlife then this is the website for you, packed full of fun and facts! If your a teacher, parent or youth leader, there is also information for you on some of the pages. Activities include help the rockhopper penguins, have fun with rainforests, springwatch and an early bird section for children under six years of age.
Size of Wales:
Do your bit to help protect an area of rainforest the size of Wales.
The Woodland Trust:
Dive into Nature Detectives - a website for children, families and schools with over 1,000 FREE activities, games and downloads. http://www.naturedetectives.org.uk/ The website includes online games, quizzes, puzzles and activities. It covers the four seasons inspiring you to do something whatever the weather.
Teaching Ideas - The Environment:
The website has a wide range of ideas and resources to help you when you are teaching children about the environment and recycling. Resources include Greener Schools (videos to help make your school greener), Earth Day (lesson plans highlighting the importance of trees), Wind Power Challenge (make a wind turbine) and Green Classroom Lesson Plans (teaching about water conservation).
The WWF website covers a variety of topics (changing the way we live, food, housing, transport etc) to offer a shole school approach to addressing sustainability in schools.
The WWF Pathways provides a step by step guide for staff interested in teaching about education for sustainable development
The website provides a set of activities to make children aware of pets as living animals with needs and feelings. They learn that pets should be handled carefully and only when it is appropriate to do so. They should learn that owners have a responsibility to meet the needs of their pets and to keep them happy and healthy.
Go further for Fairtrade and encourage your school to work towards becoming a Fairtrade School. Your school can support Fairtrade by getting creative in class, doing activities to increase understanding about Fairtrade and through providing Fairtrade alternatives in the canteen, at community events and even in the sports field.
There are free resources for teachers, split into subject areas, age range, by topic and as a whole school - to be used in the classroom, during assemblies or in after school clubs.
Bring real life issues to the classroom, a good website to introduce thought provoking discussion on real life local and global ESDGC issues.
The website contains free primary and secondary resources suitable for teachers to introduce the global dimension to your school day. Download or order easy to use asssemblies, classroom activities and games to help students engage with world issues and reflect on their own role as global citizens. The website includes assembly resources, classroom activities, simulation games and whiteboard resources for both primary and seconary schools.