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Free resources

Resources available to Home Educators

Just a few of the amazing resources available to Home Educators, please do let us know if you think something should be added to this section.

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Order free posters and booklets from your favourite BBC programmes.

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I Love Amazon Schools is a free initiative designed to offer pupils aged 5-11 the chance to explore the wonders of rainforests and find out why are so crucial to the health of our planet.
Email iloveamazonschools@wwf.org.uk with your details to receive a free pack.

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Free seed potatoes and projects, apply each year to receive seed potatoes.

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Home Educators can apply for book tokens to access the £1 books available. Register online by clicking the World Book Day logo.

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Take a Dyson vacuum or fan apart.

More than 130,000 students in the UK and the US have tackled the James Dyson Foundation Engineering Box. Using screwdrivers to discover design clues and learn how machines work. Each year the Foundation increases our inventory of Engineering Boxes to challenge more students to think like engineers.

The Engineering Box is a reverse engineering kit that takes students through the design process by disassembling a Dyson machine – understanding how a machine works by taking it apart. It contains:

  • 1 Dyson vacuum cleaner as a case study
  • 7 Dyson turbine heads for disassembly
  • 1 Dyson carbon fiber cleaner head as a case study
  • 8 Torx screwdrivers
  • Teacher’s Pack with instructions and curriculum
  • Posters for the classroom

The Box and training materials are available to classrooms completely free of charge. The Box is loaned to a school for 4 weeks at a time. It’s ideally suited for students in 5th-8th grade but can be adapted for any classroom.

The James Dyson Foundation will ship the Box and collect it when you’re done free of charge. You can watch the video to see the Box in action at a Chicago school.

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Free books for children aged 4-5.

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Calling all community group leaders! Make a real difference to where you live and sign up for a free 2014 Grow Wild seed-sowing kit for your members.

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In the classroom and at home, education is at the root of combating heart disease.

This is the place for teachers, parents and those who work with children to find out more about our free resources and training opportunities for encouragingyoung people to live a heart healthy lifestyle.

Our free resources cover everything from learning to read through to physical activity and education, science and PSHE.

We also have information for and about young people with heart conditions.

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PDF learning packs

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Remembrance day education pack

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Recycling education packs

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