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Christian Aid Week 2016 primary assemblies and activities
Theme: climate change
Country: Bangladesh, worms
CAW16 primary

This Christian Aid Week (15 - 21 May), we’ve been digging into the world of worms, and finding out how these wonderful wrigglers are transforming life for people living on islands in Bangladesh.

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to live on an island? Well, of course, you already do! But the islands that make up the UK and Ireland are large and very stable. In Bangladesh, some people live on islands in the middle of rivers.

These islands are small and they’re made of silt, so people living there often struggle to grow enough food. That’s where worms come in! Find out how worms are helping children like Farhad and Juti to grow enough food to eat – and why Sokhina would like to get some worms and raise her house out of reach of flooding.

There are also plenty of ideas to help your school to raise money to help children like Sokhina in Bangladesh. Order a resource pack and poster to: 

• Learn about Christian Aid’s work in Bangladesh
• Hold a worm-themed fundraising day in your school
• Get ideas for cross-curricular worm-themed activities for your class

Order your Wonderful Worms poster pack today by emailing Please ensure that you include your name, address, quantity needed and which version you require: 'Primary Poster pack' or 'Secondary Poster pack'.

You can also download the assembly, teaching notes and fundraising ideas, and Wonderful Worms graphic  from the resources toolbox on the right hand side of this page. 

Already got your pack?

Download the Wonderful Worms film below! This fun film is designed to be used alongside the assembly plans.


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Welsh language version

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Age: 7-11
Subject areas: Citizenship, Geography, R.E.