These pages provide a variety of resources that can be used during One World Week and beyond.  Many of the resources are free, and fit closely with curriculum specifications in RE, Geography, PSHE, Citizenship, History, and other subjects.

Click here for teaching resources which cover a range of global citizenship and development issues, such as climate change, fair trade, human rights, and faith perspectives. (Some new ones are listed below)

School Assemblies for OWW 2015

Christian Aid have produced Assemblies for Primary and Secondary schools for OWW 2015 on the theme of Hope In Action using examples from Brazil.  You can download the text and a Power Point slide show for each here:

Primary text (PDF) here;           Primary PowerPoint here

Secondary text (PDF) here        Seondary PowerPoint here

These are very similar to the childrens material below but geared to schools rather than Church. The Assemblies are not available in Welsh.


Children and Hope in Actionchildren running down the beach

Christian Aid have produced some engaging materials about the OWW theme, Hope in Action, for use with children in church but they could also be used in school with minor adjustments; they include a talk and slide show about the Quilombola communities of the Amazon, how we are connected to them, and how, together, we can achieve positive change in our one world.- you can download them here from Christian Aid's website. Available in English and Welsh.



African schoolchildrenActionAid produce free resources for schools which are packed with photos and stories from children around the world. With lessons in English, maths and science as well as in geography, citizenship and PSHE, their colourful resources span many topics, including: Climate change, education, water, human rights, natural disasters and conflict. With activities suitable for KS1 to KS4 classes, their monthly emails are worth signing up for too. You can take a look at their remarkable resources here: 



Think Global: Resources for teaching about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

On 25 September 2015 at the UN Sustainable Development Summit ( in New York, world leaders will commit to 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs or 'Global Goals' - which aim to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all.  Teachers all around the world are being encouraged to teach about the Global Goals during the week beginning 27 September, and get involved in The World's Largest Lesson (  Lesson plans (developed by Think Global), posters and teaching resources have been specifically developed to support the teaching of the Global Goals.  As part of this project, we have created a set of pages on the Global Dimension website which explore each of the Global Goals in turn, providing background information, film clips, classroom ideas and a wealth of teaching resources.  You can explore them, and use them with teachers, at


 Resources for teaching about inequality 

Think Global's resources on the SDGs include one on Goal 10: "reduce inequalities within and between countries" - highly applicable to OWW's theme


 Images for global learning: How to find the best ones?

This is a really useful guide for anyone wanting to put together an exhibition or make a poster as well as for teachers!

Think Global's, Moira Jenkins, the editor of the teacher website Global Dimension, has responded to requests from teacher members and put together some advice on finding great images for global learning.

It seems teachers are always on the lookout for good visual resources to inspire and motivate learners, and Moira has built up a fair amount of expertise in this area. She said: "I'm always having to source images for our websites, newsletters and wallplanners. When I ask teachers what they're looking for in a teaching resource their first response is usually that it has to be 'visual'. So I've offered a few pointers for good online sources, and provided advice on copyright and creative commons issues, as well as suggestions for avoiding stereotypes."

More information from the Global Dimension Website here


cover of 'Fly Kites not Drones' pack  A new resource on Peace from "Fly Kites Not Drones"

"Fly Kites Not Drones" started as a peace campaign which was inspired by the Afghan Peace Volunteers in Kabul, who would tell international peace visitors that weaponised drones have made the beautiful blue skies a fearful sight for children, so much so that they now prefer not to take part in the favourite (previously banned by the Taliban) Afghan pass time of kite flying. Many peace groups have taken part in raising a kite to the sky in solidarity with those children living under weaponised drones. The theme has developed into a peace education pack for young people between the ages of 8- 18 years, with workshops which help young people in this country understand and empathise with young people living under weaponised drones. With modern warfare rapidly heading in the direction of drones and robotics, it's essential that the next generation has a grasp of the moral and practical implications of using computers to kill. This is a timely and poignant peace education pack which includes the positive and creative aspects of making and flying kites, with accessible interactive fun workshops which clarify the danger and terror behind weaponised drones.


To download the resource visit:

For kite making instructions:

To request a workshop facilitator or paper version of the pack:


Resources for KS1 for teaching about FairTrade

Traidcraft logo

A good way to introduce young children to the idea of making the world a fairer place. 

Free to down load for different subject areas:(Art, Citizenship, English, Geography, other)

 Some of these resources would be adaptable for use at a OWW event ( see other).



Below are a selection on recent OWW themes with a focus on environment and peace:

School Assemblies for 'Living Differently'

Action Aid - offer assemblies and workshops with speakers - more here     

Christian Aid has produced guidelines for School Assemblies about 'Living Differently" with accompanying PowerPoint presentations for use in One World Week. This is their introduction: plant earth seen from space

"Our Earth is the only planet with people on it. But Earth is changing all the time, and now climate change is becoming a real danger for people all over the world.

Use our autumn primary or secondary assembly to explore how climate change is already affecting three communities: in El Salvador, Malawi and Brazil.

Think about how your school can make a difference by taking action to live differently during One World Week, which is taking place between 19 and 26 October this year.

Our primary and secondary assembly plans also feature suggested climate actions you can take with your class.

You can download them, free, from Christian Aid's website. 

Primary here

Secondary here:

(OWW cannot take responsibility for the content of websites not its own)

Many of the resources prepared for previous themes would be adaptable and appropriate to some aspects of this year's theme.




Explore other websites addressing environmental issues relevant to More than Enough? 

This is a OWW-researched guide to a set of Links to other organisations' websites. It focusses particularly on environmental issues especially the challenges of climate change. It contains a section for schools -go to the Links page.

(OWW cannot take responsibility for the content of websites not its own)

noni,a forest tree with shiny green leaves


A drama "Saving our World" specially commissioned for OWW suitable for KS2 and upwards (download here)

More than Enough? 

You can download these two videos (for free) from The Story of Stuff project website here. suitable for older Secondary groups.

"The Story of Stuff" (20 mins) is an entertaining cartoon which explains, in an easily understandable way, the extraction, production, consumption and waste systems that are depleting the world's resources.

"The Story of Change" (6 mins) follows up with ideas for action and some really good ideas about how to BE more.

(OWW cannot take responsibility for the content of websites not its own)

Child's hands holding globe showing map of Africa


For more One World Week activities specifically related to  Living for One World and Peace issues click here.

Activities include cooperative games, quizzes, wordsearches, pledges and other material suitable for use in the classroom.

 Islamic Relief Logo


Islam and the Environment - a leaflet

Download from Islamic Relief website Education Resources page here

Also: a leaflet about water and Islam

Download from Islamic Relief website Education Resources page here


We also have a selection of faith resources that are suitable for schools, and a range of discussion tasks that can be modified for use in the classroom.


Peacing Together One World – Creating a Culture of Peace for Our Children

The following websites were chosen specifically because they fitted in with OWW’s 2010 theme ‘Peacing Together One World – Creating a Culture of Peace for Our Children’.  You will find a selection of peace-related lesson plans, assemblies, books, activities, and other resources.

These sites also contain resources appropriate for the 2014 theme:

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Global dimension

Global dimension has a wide range of educational resources that are displayed with a summary of the content; a list of which courses and age groups the resource applies to; and how much the resource costs.

It is worth noting that many of the resources are free and immediately downloadable.  This is an excellent site for finding relevant work plans quickly and easily.







These pages give you access to all of Oxfam's free online teaching resources.  Packed with lesson plans, assemblies, case studies, and whiteboard resources, these pages offer free materials you can use and download now. Resources are selected by theme, age, type of resource or curriculum area.

The following links are those most closely related to ‘Peacing Together One World – Creating a Culture of Peace for our Children’.






CAFOD provides a selection of easy to download assemblies, quizzes and schemes of work to challenge and inspire pupils to take action for global justice.

Go to CAFOD site here: 

Primary: Peace and conflict

Secondary: Peace and conflict

Learn Peace - The Peace Pledge Union

The Peace Pledge Union hold the belief that nonviolence is better than violence and that building a culture of peace should be a priority in our world.

The website looks at issues such as war and peace in world religions, the concept of pacifism, and ‘just war’ theory.




Global School Partnerships

connect the UK's school sector to others around the world to enrich education, promote global citizenship and build international trust and understanding.


Christian Aid Assemblies

Christian Aid has produced guidelines for a range of assemblies with accompanying PowerPoint presentations some of which could be used in One World Week. In 2013 they were specifically aimed at OWW and reflected on consumerism and question the value we place on possessions.  They focus on: consumerism, waste, and recycling with examples from Bangladesh, Haiti, and Mali. Others focus on food, poverty, health etc.  There are versions designed specifically for Primary or Secondary Schools.

Two school assemblies deal with the theme of peace. The first is about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, the second on building peace in Angola

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Press Releases


The Action Begins
(October 2015)

Recently Added Resources

Learning resource/activity for young people about peace - from Fly Kites not Drones;   suitable for activites in or out of school. find links here: schools ; activities

Organisers' Evaluation Form for event organisers to completand send to OWW - down load the word.doc from here

Finding images for exhibitions, posters, activities, teaching - some useful guidance from Think Global - see links here or go to Global Dimensions website here (6 Nov. 2015)

Teaching resources for KS1 and children's activities (5 - 7 year olds) from Traidcraft -  here (8 Oct 2015)

Quotations about Hope in Action (includes: hope; economic inequality; gender equality and an inte faith section about inequality.Down load as a word.doc from the Discussion resources page here (8 Oct. 2015) 

Pledges to Inspire Action -plus suggestions for use at events. (word.doc) (7 Sept 2015)

Worship resources  to support Traidcraft's Justice campaign on Faith Resources page. (7 Oct. 2015)

New children's resources from Christian Aid for OWW 'Hope in Action' : School Assemblies (primary and secondary) here;  Children in Church here. (7 Oct. 2015)

Event participants feedback form  (for organisers to collect feedback from participants at OWW events)   (word.doc)

Christian Worship Anthology- Hope in Action available to download as pdf or in a word version you can edit (15 Sept. 2015)

The Funding Opportunities page has been updated  (1 Sept. 2015)

New teaching resources on Sustainable Development Goals, including Goal 10: "Reducing Inequalities" -  from 'Think Global'  (issued 29 Aug. 2015)

Press Release Template for publicising your event 2015 (word.doc) (issued 14 Aug. 2015)

2015 leaflets available to download & print

Introductory PowerPoint about organising local interfaith/inclusive OWW events in 2015

2015 -Suggestions and resources for interpreting the theme, Hope in Action. Download a pdf version OR a word.docx version

Resource leaflets "Finding out more about ethical investment: website links" (Word .docx) (contributed byPhilip Hayllar, Portsmouth OWW Oct 2014)

wordsearch:'The world we want'. Download and print the search and answers (two  (Oct. 2014)

 A worship resource from CAFOD - Call of Creation - A PowerPoint for  reflection (added 25 September 2014)   

Pledges to help you "Aspire be more" word.doc (added 1 Oct 2013)

OWW Guide and links to other websites for resources relevant to environmental issues (updated Sept 2013)- (word doc)

A video to trigger ideas to help you start planning your OWW events