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Concern Worldwide has a range of classroom resources and activities to get students thinking and learning about global issues. Find out what we can do for your school.

Hunger Heroes Nathan Poole, David Daly, Craig Doyle, Stephen Griffin, Jacob McLaughlin from Scoil na Mainistreach, Celbridge, Co. Kildare. Photo: Jason Clarke Photography, September, 2016.

Hunger Heroes

Want to get students taking action on local issues whilst making an impact globally? Look no further. Hunger Heroes is a primary programme designed to get children learning about their impact on the world around them. 

Teachers receive a resource pack which includes activities for lessons, games and information about food waste and climate change. Students then will take action in school on their food waste, and also run a fundraising event to contribute towards the work that Concern does to assist communities in dealing with the consequences of climate change. 

We are asking schools to hold a Hunger Hero Day on October 26th 2018 by dressing up as their favourite super hero whilst raising vital fund to help in the fight against hunger. To sign up, contact [email protected] for more details.

Check out our Hunger Heroes from Our Lady Queen of Apostles Clonburris National School, featured on News 2 Day.

For participating schools, each student will receive a Hunger Hero certificate of participation and a Super School certificate for each school.

Wristbands, pens and exclusive Hunger Hero capes are available for participating schools. 

Why not try out our fun Snakes and Ladders game to start? Download game.


Solar buddes

Solar buddies is a project based competition where students learn about life without regular access to electricity, as well as how solar power is changing the lives of rural communities across the world. Schools who sign up to solar buddies will receive a schools workshop and two hand held solar powered lights to experiment with and to learn about life with limited electricity. 

Schools will reflect on their experiences through a creative piece of work (poem, song, collage, art work, etc) which will be submitted to Concern, and the winning team will be linked with a partner school in one of the communities that we work in to exchange letters. 

Email [email protected] for more information and to sign up today! 

Debating for primary schools

Concern and Primary Debating Ireland have teamed up to involve senior primary students in the art of debating by hosting an annual competition for schools across the country.

Development Education Workshops

Concern offer talks and workshops for students from 4th class upwards. If you are interested in booking a workshop or would like more information then complete the request form here and our team will be in touch

Classroom resources

Our informative, easy-to-follow resources are designed to get students engaged with global issues such as hunger and poverty.

You can download these resources by clicking on the links below, or, to order printed copies simply send an email to [email protected].

Someone Like Me

Someone Like Me cover is illustrated by London-based artist Margaux Carpentier. Photo: Finn Richards/Concern Worldwide.

Our new story book for primary school aged pupils tells the stories of children affected by war, natural disaster and poverty, and is available to order now.


“One in Eight” explores the issues around why one in eight people in our world are hungry. Produced for fifth and sixth class students, it includes lesson plans and classroom activities.

Curriculum links: SPHE and geography


“Making Every Drop Count” looks at both local and global water issues and how we can protect the world’s water.  Written for teachers of fifth and sixth class, it also includes lesson plans and activities.

Curriculum links: SESE, science and geography

Child labour

The scourge of child labour still leaves countless children deprived of their most basic human rights. This resource is for anyone interested in learning about the issue and how we can take action against it.

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