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Downloadable games

You can find hundreds of games on the internet that will teach all sorts of things to your children but it can take hours and hours to find anything worthwhile or relevant.  The following games are our selection of the best, covering everything we think that you would be interested in incorporating into a One World Week event.

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Who's a migrant?

This is a new game for 2016 - great for breaking the ice at an event, getting people moving about and talking to each other and, ultimately, reflecting that most of us are migrants of some sort. Down load the instructions here word doc. or as a PDF here

Cooperative games

Cooperative games

This list of games has been adapted from www.creativekidsathome.com.  They are designed to encourage a sense of teamwork amongst children, something that is very important in understanding what it means to Live for One World and for establishing a culture of peace.  The games will often avoid having a ‘winner’ or a ‘loser’ as this enforces the sense of competition and individual achievement.  They are self-explanatory and often require little or no extra resources beyond a facilitator and some energetic children!

Click here to see some fun cooperative games suitable for all age groups. - Word 1997 73.5KB

Quizzes and activities from CAFOD - these are designed for use in schools but can be used at OWW events with just a little adaptation.

(please note these links take you to the main CAFOD pages: Schools, children and young people  You can search by age, topic and type of activity.  Here's a sample of a few of our favourites: 


CAFOD's Global Connections

A game to help show how we in the UK have links with so many countries and cultures around the world. Find answers to the questions by going around the room. It makes a great "Ice breaker" by getting people talking to each other!

Download it here

A quiz on Fairtrade

The resource is designed for 7-11 year olds, and comes as a downloadable interactive PowerPoint quiz which can be used as a group or on an individual basis.

A quiz on health and water

The resource is designed for 7-11 year olds, and comes as a downloadable interactive PowerPoint quiz which can be used as a group or on an individual basis.

A quiz on climate change

This is a pdf document and provides the rules of the game and the quiz questions and answers.  This game is designed to be played as part of an assembly or a large group The game requires two teams, with one volunteer on each team to come up to the front and answer the questions, and they can choose a friend to come up with them to be their ‘play piece’.  Correct answers earn a step forward.  There are two quiz sheets: KS2-3 questions and KS3-5 questions.


Board game from CAFOD

Poverty stops children going to school

Click on the second resource down called ‘poverty stops children going to school’.

CAFOD have created a free board game looking at how difficult it can be to complete your education.  Obstacles representative of real life challenges in the developing world stand in the way of you collecting enough tokens to finish school.


A Practical Action activity relating to climate change

floating gardenIn Bangladesh communities are fighting the consequences of climate change by building floating gardens, rafts that they grow their crops on. Instructions on how to build a model of a ‘floating garden’ in a washing-up bowl, using very simple materials, are provided, along with more information on the project.       Suitable for KS2-4.

Download instructions from Practical Action here

Practical activities relating to Fair Trade

suitable for One World Week events that focus on 'Living for One World' 2011

Choosing fairly traded products is one way in which we can actively engage with "Living for One World", establish a culture of peace, or explore what it means to be part of one world, whether as individuals, places of worship, businesses, schools, or Voluntary organisations.  These Fairtrade games give children an insight into the challenges associated with trading rules, and also introduces them to exciting Fairtrade products!


Focus on Fairtrade

On CAFOD's primary school Fairtrade resources page you will find a resource  called ‘Focus on Fairtrade Folder’.  Inside here is an excellent activity for making (and eating!) Fairtrade banana lollies.

Banana split game

The Banana split game is designed for KS2  and features role-play cards and individual tasks.  It aims to introduce the banana chain and the reality of where the money from production goes.  It is a downloadable pdf document.

Trading trainers game pack

Within CAFOD's secondary Fairtrade resources is a ‘Trading trainers game pack’.  This is a simulation game set in an imaginary Latin American shanty town, where small family businesses are making training shoes to sell to the local market.  This 14 page resource pack contains everything you need to play the game.  It takes around one and a half hours to play and is very good for larger groups.

From CAFOD (please note these links take you to the main CAFOD pages.  Follow the guidance provided to find the correct resource in each case)


Other activities

CAFOD has a number of practical Workshops which feature auctions, treasure hunts, eco fashion shows, lobbing MPs and educational resources.

Many other charities have campaigns in progress, and you can find out about these by visiting their websites.  Go to our links page to get started.

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Press Releases


Including You
(August 2016)

Recently Added Resources

New Funding Opportunity - The Common Good Fund - Application Deadline 27 Feb. 2017 see more here

Organisers' Evaluation form for 2016 events Download from here

Wordsearches for Including You events - download them from here

Press release template for 'Including You' events download here 

Quotations about  building an inclusive peaceful society - Download from here a 5 page booklet as a word.doc or pdf 

Pledges to build an inclusive society - find them here

"Who is a Migrant?" - anactivity/game to get people talking to each other at your events. Download the instructions here 

School Assemblies from Christian Aid- link to and download a PowerPoint and notes 

Looking for a speaker for your event? Download here a list (pdf) from the Discussion page (posted 12 Sept 2016)

Faith resources relating to "Including You".Download pdf here  links to materials offered by OWW's partners and supporters: worship, discussion, films ...plus Prayers for OWW(updated 7 Sept '16)

Presentation "A OWW approach to Migration" Download this PDF version of a 12 slides (15 -20 minutes) powerpoint

Need funding for your event? Apply to Big Lottery Celebrate Fund! NOW or you'll be too late for OWW more here and other suggestions

Poster/ flyer design kit - download from here

2016 Leaflets "Including You" download PDF versions here

Introductory PowerPoint about organising local inclusive OWW events - updated for 2016.  Down load ppt here

Migrant crisis or poverty crisis? - A briefing paper from Global Justice NOW Download as a PDF here

2016 - "Including You" - Booklet of ideas, links and resources for interpreting the theme. Dowload a PDF here (updated July 2016)

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 (added Nov. 2015 but still relevant for this years events)

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

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