This Global Primary Upd8 looks at a 'big question' facing Sujan and his family from Bangladesh...how can they grow crops on land which is made of sand?
Pupils gain an understanding of what it might be like to be a child in Bangladesh, and not be sure if you will get enough food to eat throughout the year. They investigate whether or not seeds can be grown in just sand or if they need compost to be healthy, leading to a better understanding of the conditions needed for plants to live. Finally they look at the actual solution implemented by families like Sujan's and how that changes lives in many different ways.
Sandy seeds - PowerPoint
Sandy seeds - teacher's notes
To find out more about pumpkin production in Sudan click here.
For a techncial brief on Pumpkin production look at our technical briefs on agriculture.