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29th June 2001 at 01:00
Water Matters, a key stage 2 resource pack from The Countryside Alliance, comprises booklets, photo pack and posters. The information booklet contains chapters on: waterworlds (sources of water and their uses); waterside wildlife; fish; angling explained; pollution: the threat to our wildlife; and looking after our waterways. It can be ordered from tel: 01672 516868.Web: The Big Bus Ride Schools Resources Pack, downloadable from, is designed to support primary geography, citizenship, global awareness, values education, cultural development and information and communications technology.

(The Big Bus Ride, televised on UK Horizons, has taken five British, American and Austrian adults across the Americas in aid of War Child). Children can log on to track the history of the trip and the bus's current position and to e-mail the crew with questions.

From Omnibus to Ecobus, a learning resource charting the social history of London's public transport from 1829 to the present on website on London Transport Museum photographs, maps and vehicles.

Housemate, a pack devised following Shelter's consultation with seven groups of young people across the UK about their homelessness experiences, is designed for key stages 3 and 4 of the citizenship curriculum. It is available from the web at or tel: 0870 241 6084.

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