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Educational resources and activities for teachers, schools and colleges

Explore our range educational resources and activities for teachers, families and school pupils of all ages which aim to raise aspirations and support teaching of the new curriculum in Wales.

Almost all our activities and resources are free to access. During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic you can access virtual events and online resources to support a blended learning approach.

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Wales Brain Bee

  • CalendarSeptember, December
  • Clock outline2-4 hours

The Wales Brain Bee aims to motivate teenagers to learn more about the brain than they would ordinarily within the A-level Biology curriculum. This activity is to inspire students to consider a career in neuroscience.

Teachers Key stage five

Snot Shop: the biophysics of boogies

  • CalendarAvailable on request
  • Clock outline2-4 hours

This interactive activity explain how the respiratory system works, alongside developing laboratory skills including how to use basic equipment, manual skills, analytical skills, following scientific procedures and how to use controls in a

Teachers Key stage two Key stage three

Bioaccumulation and food chains with the Otter Project

  • CalendarAvailable on request
  • Clock outlineUp to 2 hours

Whole lesson plans highlighting the impacts that contaminants have on the UK's largest carnivore, whilst tying in with the WJEC curriculum.

Teachers Key stage two Key stage three Key stage four

Activities associated with climate change, biodiversity and insects

  • CalendarAvailable on request
  • Clock outlineUp to 2 hours
  • cymraeg-iconOnly available in Welsh

Various activities including workshops, debates, practical sessions. Activities will focus on insects and various global change challenges.

Key stage two Key stage three Key stage four Key stage five

Developing expertise: a free online course specifically tailored to support newly qualified teachers’ (NQTs') experiences in Wales

  • CalendarWednesday 6 October 2021, 08:00 - Monday 20 June 2022, 08:00

This free course provides a unique opportunity for newly qualified teachers and supply teachers in Wales to extend professional knowledge and deepen understanding around teaching and wider classroom contexts.

Teachers

Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) Mentoring

  • CalendarAvailable on request
  • Clock outlineFlexible
  • cymraeg-iconAvailable in Welsh

MFL Mentoring encourages the study of international languages at GCSE level and beyond via a programme of face-to-face and online mentoring. We do this by partnering university students with secondary schools across Wales to increase learners’

Teachers Key stage three Key stage four

Pod Jomec Cymraeg

  • CalendarAvailable on request
  • Clock outlineUp to 2 hours
  • cymraeg-iconOnly available in Welsh

Pod Jomec Cymraeg is a podcast produced by students from Cardiff University's School of Journalism, Media and Culture.

Key stage five Further education students

Public talk at "Between the Trees Festival" 2021

  • CalendarSaturday 28 August 2021, 12:30 - 13:00

A public talk on "looking after our woodland birds in a changing climate".

Families

University Ready

  • CalendarAvailable on request
  • Clock outlineFlexible

A collection of resources from all of Wales' universities to help you get started with higher education.

Teachers Key stage four Key stage five Further education students

First Campus Reaching Wider

  • CalendarJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
  • Clock outlineFlexible
  • cymraeg-iconAvailable in Welsh

First Campus, a HEFCW funded Reaching Wider project.

Key stage two Key stage three Key stage four