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* Topical world events such as child labour are covered in Global express, "the rapid response information series for schools", produced by the Panos Institute and Manchester Development Project. It contains thought-provoking key stage 2-3 classroom ideas using role-plays, games and quizzes and there is an accompanying teachers' pack. A subscription is Pounds 15 for five mailings plus introductory pack, 'Tune into the News'. Details: Panos, Room 17, 9 White Lion Street, London N1 9PD, tel: 0171 278 1111.

* Charter 88 has produced an education pack for youth workers based on the Human Rights Act entitled Have I the Right? It aims "to develop negotiation and problem-solving skills through role play and other activities, starting from young people's own experiences". Pounds 9.50 from Charter 88, 16-24 Underwood Street, London N1 7JQ, tel: 0171 684 3888; e-mail: uk * The Catholic Fund for Overseas Development has produced a pack, Fair Share Jubilee for Schools, designed to encourage schools to make a New Covenant with the Poor and "reflect the true meaning of jubilee and the millennium". It contains ideas for classroom activities based around Millie the Millennium Mouse and ideas for raising money for some of the world's poorest people. Free from: CAFOD, Romero Close, Stockwell Road, London SW9 9TY, tel: 0171 733 7900; e-mail:

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