Education Resources

Outdoor Activities

Animal Gallery

Develop understanding of the Rainforest, its animals and plants and consider how we are connected and impact each other.

Age: All Primary.

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Clay Creatures

Develop empathy with animals and understand how we are connected. Understand what we can do to help wildlife locally and globally.

Age: Foundation – KS2.

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Flooding - Rafts and Stretchers

To work together to overcome a problem – needing a raft. To develop understanding of the impact of flooding.

Age: Foundation – KS4.

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Forest Layers

Develop understanding of the Rainforest and local ecosystems, their similarities and the ways in which people impact on and benefit from natural environments.

Age: KS2-4.

Suitable at school or home.

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Homes and Dens

Develop an understanding of how different people & animals live and the resources needed to sustain their lives.

Age: KS2-4.

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Tree Planting

Learn how to plant a tree and why we need trees.

Age: All ages.

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Wood Wide Web

Develop understanding of the rainforest, focussing on the trees and considering how living creatures are connected and impact upon each other.

Age: All Primary.

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Monkeys and Lemurs

To understand some of the dangers faced by animals in the rainforest. Can also work in Hall/ Gymnasium.

Age: Foundation Phase-KS2.

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Calculating Carbon in a Tree

A maths activity that helps pupils understand the role that trees play in sequestering atmospheric carbon.

Age: KS2-KS3.

Suitable at school or home.

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Classroom Activities

Cress Rainforests

A science experiment to show the effect of deforestation on the soil.

Age: KS2.

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Issue Tree

Pupils write the causes of the issue in the roots of the tree. They write the consequences of these in the branches, and finally draw fruit hanging from the tree containing solutions.

Age: All.

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Numeracy Activity

Problem solving using three different levels of cards.

Age: KS2-KS3.

Suitable at school or home.

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Forest Quiz

Quiz with a forest theme. Round 1 – Trees around the World. Round 2 – Test your tree knowledge. Round 3 – Rainforests.

Age: KS2.

Suitable at school or home.

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Climate Timeline

Making a Climate Timeline to gain a sense of how our recent climate fits into a historical picture.

Age: All.

Suitable at school or home.

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Climate Action Persuasive Writing

Persuasive writing helps students formulate specific reasons for their opinions, and provides an opportunity to research facts related to their opinions.

Age: All.

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Climate Change and Global Inequality

Pupils look at up to 21 countries to see which countries are having the most impact on climate change and which countries are suffering the worst impacts.

Age: Y9-Y13, could work with Y7/8.

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Life Size

How big is the rainforest animal? Finding out more about rainforests, measuring, describing.

Age: All.

Suitable at school or home.

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Sustainable Palm Oil Logo

A design activity where pupils get a brief to create a new logo for sustainable palm oil.

Age: KS2 – KS3.

Suitable at school or home.

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West Africa Palm Oil Plantation Role Play

Thinking about Palm Oil production from various perspectives – the people, country and companies, based on real life scenarios.

Age: KS2-KS4.

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What Can We Do?

Cards for deciding what pupils can do about deforestation.

Age: All.

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Layers of the Tropical Rainforest

Explore with pupils where the tropical rainforests are, what they look like and the four layers in the rainforest.

Age: KS2-KS4.

Suitable at school or home.

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Photo Pack

This photo pack has been compiled to introduce different aspects of the rainforest theme and can be used to stimulate discussion and enquiry.

Age: KS3, but could work for any age.

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Eastern Africa Coastal Forest Mystery

Mysteries involve pupils putting together clues written on separate pieces of paper to answer a question. Excellent for developing literacy, thinking and problem-solving skills, they are also very good for exploring global interconnectedness.

Age: KS2.

Suitable at school or home.

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Greenhouse and Climate Chaos Game

An active game in which pupils represent the role of greenhouse gases, solar energy. Includes discussion of  global warming and how we can reduce our impact on climate change.

Age: KS2-KS3.

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Rainforest Biodiversity

Pupils represent animals, plants and features in the Congo rainforest exploring the interconnections using a string web. Discussion can include looking at some possible threats.

Age: KS2 – KS3.

Suitable at school or home.

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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) & Size of Wales Projects

The UN Sustainable Development Goals and Size of Wales Projects PowerPoint

PowerPoint Presentation. Pupils explore the Sustainable Development Goals by looking at the different Size of Wales projects in rainforest areas.

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SDGs & Size of Wales Projects - Teacher's Notes

In this Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) & Size of Wales Projects activity your pupils will look at the work of Size of Wales in various countries around the world and consider which of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals are met by each project. You may choose just to use one of the projects or more from the countries below.

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Uganda - Ten Million Tree Planting Project, Mbale

The area is on the slopes of Mount Elgon, an extinct volcano, on the border between Uganda and Kenya. The 6 districts together cover an area of over 180,000 hectares. The total population of this region is around 1.26 million. Uganda’s forests are home to at least 7.5% of the world’s known mammal species and over 1,000 different bird species.

Suitable at school or home.

 

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Kenya Coast

3 million people live in areas of forest on the Kenyan coast. These forests have a great variety of plants and animals. The organisation Birdlife International say that it is a globally important area for birds.

Suitable at school or home.

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Kenya Ogiek

There are about 5,000 Ogiek people in an area of 178,000 hectares of forest and moorland on Mount Chepkitale, which is part of the Mount Elgon mountain in the north west side of Kenya, near Uganda. It’s an important area for wildlife and plants as well as for the Ogiek people.

Suitable at school or home.

 

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DRC – Democratic Republic of the Congo

The tropical forests based in the North-eastern Congo  are home to huge numbers of animals and plants including the Grauer’s gorilla, Bosman’s potto and the Congolese peacock. These vast forests are also home to about 40 million people.

Suitable at school or home.

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Peru & the Wampi

There are about 15,000 Wampis living in the Amazon rainforest in Peru in an area of 1.3 million hectares (Wales is 2 million hectares!). The forest is very important to how the Wampi feel, as they believe all living things have guardians who live in sacred parts of the forest.

Suitable at school or home.

 

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The Wapichan in Guyana

The Wapichan people live in the south west part of Guyana in an area of 2.8 million hectares of which 1.4 million hectares is forest (Wales is 2 million hectares). The area is a rich variety of rainforests, mountains, and different types of land.

Suitable at school or home.

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Zimbabwe

The project is in a very rural area of northern Zimbabwe, on the southern shores of Lake Kariba. The project site stretches over 786,000 hectares of forest land and 250,000 hectares of community agricultural land. The area is home to 200,000 people

Suitable at school or home.

 

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SDG Links to Projects

Lists how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are linked to each of the projects in countries listed above.

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Activity Resources

Busy Teacher's Guide To Climate Change

Explains the basics of climate change and gives links to reliable sources that clearly explain what is happening.

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Sponsorship Form

With your help Size of Wales can build on the great work achieved through various projects to help address climate change, protect wildlife and enable local communities to work with their natural environment.

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Planning your Size of Wales Event

An Action Plan Template to help you successfully implement your event!

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Fundraising Ideas

A list of ideas to inspire you to take action and tips for ensuring you don’t forget anything important!

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