Well worth a visit

3rd March 2006 at 00:00
Going global

Stop at the Oxfam stand for a copy of Education for Global Citizenship - a Guide for Schools, featuring classroom activities, staff development and case studies.

Oxfam will also be presenting Around the World, a series of picture books for three to six-year-olds showing global similarities and differences, using everyday themes such as hair, bicycles and home.

The 2006 Oxfam catalogue details more than 400 resources from different publishers. Gillian Temple, head of education at Oxfam, says: "2005 was a year of global events that clearly had an amazing impact on young people throughout the UK. The response to the tsunami in Asia, Make Poverty History, Live8 and the earthquake in Pakistan all raised their awareness of how global their lives are and inspired them to help make the world better."

* Oxfam Stand PZ-M51


Cycling safely

The Safe Routes to Schools project, coordinated by Sustrans, the sustainable transport charity, works with young people and schools to make cycling and walking to school safe and enjoyable.

A free information service gives advice and information on how to get a safe route to school up and running. A website, newsletter and information sheets offer practical advice, ideas and solutions for school travel.

* Safe Routes to School

Stand A61


Exploring deafblindness

Deafblind UK Education Programmes publish learning materials that help schools to study the disability. These include "Introduction to Deafblindness" and "How to make a presentation on deafblindness."

"Learning all about braille" contains tactile material, a description of braille, how it is used, and a braille activity. "The Louis Braille Story" includes samples of braille. A discovery poster and activity sheets cater for a range of ages and abilities, from primary to secondary, and aims to raise awareness. It can also double as a fundraising tool kit.

* Deafblind UK Education Programmes Stand C52

www.deafblind.org.ukeducation Raising awareness

The Holocaust Educational Trust, established in 1988, works to raise awareness and understanding of the Holocaust and its relevance today. The trust works in schools and higher education, offering teacher training workshops and lectures, as well as providing teaching aids and resource material.

They run "Lessons From Auschwitz" courses for teachers and post-16 students, incorporating a visit to the former Nazi camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.

The trust also plays a key role in developing Holocaust Memorial Day in the UK.

* Holocaust Education Trust Stand Q56


Help where it's needed

SOS Children has been caring for orphaned and abandoned children for more than 50 years. The charity provides long-term care for more than 50,000 children in 440 children's villages in 125 countries around the world. SOS Children helps a further half a million people each year by providing schools, medical clinics, community outreach programmes and emergency relief for children and their families following war, famine, disease and natural disaster.

World Orphan Week (October 2-8) is SOS Children's annual campaign event providing the opportunity and resources for fundraising and awareness-raising. SOS are also involved with FIFA's "6 Villages for 2006"

which is the nominated charity of the World Cup.

* SOSChildren Stand X55 www.soschildrensvillages.org.uk

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