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Healthy Living

People are part of the environment. So if we want a healthy environment, by definition we want the people living in it to be healthy too; physically and emotionally. An environmentally sustainable diet is often also a healthy diet. Fairtrade ingredients can be used to make school dinners even better and help pupils learn how their own choices can help others.  By doing this they will learn about food chains and maybe get a chance to practice their cookery skills.

What else contributes to a healthy living? Friendship, physical activity, mental exercises,and helping others.

Practical Action's activities and support materials at primary and secondary level are highlighted below. For additional ideas go to the Eco-Schools website.

 

Primary

Pumpkins Against Poverty

Our latest resource offering a range of cross curricular activities for primary schools based on growing pumpkins in Bangladesh.

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Stop the Spread

A STEM challenge enabling pupils to investigate how to stop the spread of infectious diseases and build a hand-washing device.

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Floating Garden Challenge

Pupils find a solution to a problem faced by farmers in Bangladesh...how to grow crops even when their land is flooded as a result of climate change.

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Sandy seeds

Pupils investigate the conditions needed to grow healthy plants.

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Cool pots

Pupils investigate the question faced by families in Sudan, how do you keep fruit and vegetables fresh when you don't have a fridge?

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Growing food

This Concept Cartoon helps pupils explore environmental issues around growing and importing food.

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Yummy Yoghurt Makers - CREST star activity

A CREST stars investigation where primary pupils investigate how to make yoghurt like farmers in Bangladesh.

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Food and Agriculture

These videos look at how farmers in the developing world grow and transport their food, focusing on the introduction of new technologies.

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Plants

Images of plants from developing countries with descriptions of their use

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Secondary

Stop the Spread

A STEM challenge enabling pupils to investigate how to stop the spread of infectious diseases and build a hand-washing device.

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Iodine initiative

Pupils look at how Tanzania has solved health problems caused by lack of iodine and whether we should do the same in the UK.

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Floating Garden Challenge

Pupils find a solution to a problem faced by farmers in Bangladesh...how to grow crops even when their land is flooded as a result of climate change.

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CREST Awards

Support materials for the British Science Association's CREST awards

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Technical briefs - food

Technical information used by farmers and small businesses around the world on how to store ad and process food.

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Videos - Farming Techniques

Videos showing improved farming techniques implemented by farmers in the developing world working with Practical Action.

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Growing food

This Concept Cartoon helps pupils explore environmental issues around growing and importing food.

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Food Preparation and Nutrition - GCSE

A series of Power Points and activities to help teachers deliver the Food Choices, Provenance and Security parts of the new GCSE.

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Food design briefs and activities

Food design briefs - key stages 3 and 4

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EuropAfrica

Enable your pupils to learn how and why a sustainable way of producing food in Africa is under threat and what they can do to make a difference.

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Farming

Images showing different farming techniques used in developing countries

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Plants

Images of plants from developing countries with descriptions of their use

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