Lee Hunter

Deputy Head Teacher at The Tiffin Girls’ School in London

“The beauty of ‘Our Africa’ is that it shows children in the UK the similarities between their own lives and children living in Africa. As well as showing the obstacles that many young people face living in Africa, it essentially shows young people with similar mindsets, ambitions, hopes and interests. It is a great learning tool.”

Sam Wintle

Class Teacher (Year 3) at Ursula Taylor Lower School, Clapham, Beds:

"The children spent the whole lesson engrossed on the site and not once came up to tell me they'd finished or ask what to look at next, which normally happens when they're given a task on the computers."

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Senegal teaching resources


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Overfishing on the coast of Senegal You are a fisherman living on the Senegalese coast.  You have noticed that it has steadily become harder to find fish.  Why might this be? economic activities; farming; population & settlement; population growth; resources; food Geography: 1.2b, 1.6a, 1.6b, 3h
Business and Ornithology in Senegal

You are a businessperson attending a conference in Senegal.  Where exactly might the conference be taking place?  You also happen to be a keen ornithologist.  Where might you visit whilst in Senegal?
economic activities; tourism; sustainable development; environmental issues; conservation
Geography: 1.2b, 2.1d, 3f
Surviving on the streets of Dakar, Senegal
You are a child living on the streets of Dakar.  What might your life be like?  Describe a normal day.
development, poverty; population & settlement, employment, migration, population density & distribution; population growth, urbanisation
Geography: 1.5a, 1.7a, 2.1a
Citizenship: 3g, 3h
Sports writing in Senegal
You are a sports writer working for a Senegalese newspaper.  Describe what the atmosphere might be like in a stadium for a wrestling final.
development; poverty; population & settlement; employment
Geography: 1.7a, 2.1a
Citizenship: 1.3d


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