A Colourful and Diverse Range
We've conveniently categorised our teachers resource centre into curriculum subject and key stage sections, making it easier for you to chose your resources and borrow for your school.
Resources can be borrowed for up to half a term by any teacher in a member school.
Resources available cover issues such as: conflict resolution; environment; diversity; equalities; human rights; and peace.
- We have teaching packs, activities and children's books
- We offer some books in dual languages e.g. English and Urdu and big Books are also available to borrow.
We have a number of resource collection boxes and packs which bring together artefacts, children's books and teaching packs around specific themes.
Book ahead! Make sure you book ahead as these collections are popular and get booked up quickly.
Become a member and start making use of these great resources – just £50 per year, per school.
“BPEC provide a vital service as they keep up to date with current issues and themes. They have the time to research new resources and putting them together in a themed box makes it really easy for teachers to use a much wider range of resources than a school or teacher could collect on their own.” Brighton Teacher
Adinkra printing: cross curricular collection using a textile tradition from Ghana to explore children's values and identity.
“The beauty of it has been that the resources have been straightforward and easy to use - just open the box and there is your lesson, or series of lessons; this is because of the value of the materials educationally - they have been well selected by people who know what messages we need help to put across.” Brighton Teacher
Rwandan baskets: Focusing on baskets made by a women's cooperative in Rwanda. Discuss cooperative working whilst finding out the meaning of the baskets designs.
(With thanks to RYICO http://www.ryico.org/)
Chicken surprise: What was the result of a plastic bag ban in Cape Town, South Africa? Make your own chickens from old plastic bags and find out about Jamela's own chicken.
Black History: A wealth of resources for all key stages exploring Black History and celebrating diverse Britain. Children's books explore scientists, writers and inventors, as well as stories of migration, and biographies of those who challenged the trans-atlantic slave trade.
Sadako and the Peace Cranes: The history of Hiroshima, told through the experience of Sadako and her commitment to making 1000 paper peace cranes, making her wish for peace.
Warli Indian Arts: Explore the art originating from two areas of rural India. See how it can be translated to a city environment in London. Enjoy the beautiful, simple yet dynamic images of Warli art from Maharashtra in Western India.
Toys and Children's Rights: A wide range of activities to learn about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child through global games and toys, picture books and design and technology tasks.
Morocco and French: Put together with Primary Languages Coordinators in Brighton, this collection brings together story books exploring Islam in a cultural context, photos and artefacts from Morocco and an in depth teachers guide for teaching French in primary schools.
Kente cloth: Touch this beautiful, hand made cloth and learn how Kofi finds out to weave in Bonwire, Ghana. The magical 'Spider Weaver' tells the legend of the cloth andideas given for classroom weaving activities.
India and Sustainability: A wide range of resources looking at communities coming together to tackle environmental issues in their village. The Papier-mâché Sanchar puppets, tell the tale of 'the people who hugged the trees' , and the very well resourced Thengapalli locality study helps children to reflect on their own communities and environment, using story, drama, music and dance.
Woven lives: Guatemalan: Weaving tales of life in Guatemala, the collection of resources engages pupils in issues of citizenship and sustainable development. They explore how and why places change, and how decisions affect the quality of people's lives. Key themes are protest, democracy and dictatorship, rights and responsibilities, identity and belonging, and participation.
“I think the box was useful as otherwise my only resources would of been the Internet. I think it benefited the children's learning because I felt well informed about what I was planning and teaching, so the quality of their learning experience was better. Having the example pieces of material and tools made Adinkra textiles more real and not just an abstract experience.” Brighton Teacher
Other useful websites for a range of global resources. If you see something you are interested in, get in touch to see if we have it available.
We are pleased to announce our involvement with the Warm Homes Healthy People initiative in partnership with Brighton and...read more
The latest Bulletins are now available for download below in pdf format. BPEC Bulletin Winter 2013(new)BPEC Bulletin...read more
Brighton Peace & Environment Centre was, and nearly 30 years on still is, the fruit of Mabel Pratt's commitment...read more
BPEC has teamed up with Spend and Raise to provide you with the opportunity to help raise funds for...read more
Glastonbury 2014.Travel times and prices confirmed(22/10/2013). Brighton to Glastonbury Festival. Tuesday 24th June – 10am (workers only)...read more