The story of an 18 year old genocide survivor from Rwanda.
Janvier’s story focuses on the importance of the manure from his cow and the bumper harvest of vegetables that comes from his healthy soils. He lives with his brothers and sisters as an orphan headed household.
Make a tasty soup... learn about food and harvest
This practical lesson will help pupils to think about harvest in the UK and African countries through making a tasty soup and looking at the ingredients in a sorting activity. Through talking around the themes of this lesson it is possible to highlight the work of charities in helping African families to have better harvests each year. The harvests that we often take for granted in the UK can literally be life-changing for many African families who grow most of the food that they eat.
'The Amazing Harvest Rescue' resources
Our new Harvest’ pack is now available! The pack contains a poster, stickers, leaflets, fundraising ideas and lots of resources to download such as a fun assembly play and vegetable headbands. There are also lots of fun ideas of how to have a really great festival at your school, like dressing up as vegetables and creating your own giant Harvest in an assembly. Use our online form to order the pack and downlaod our resources, and find out more about Harvest Festivals on our information page.
Learn and fundraise in this exciting art project
‘Build an African Farmyard’ is a fundraising and learning resource that’s all about creating a fantastic wall display of an East African farm (it’s perfect for a Harvest topic, but also great all year round). We provide you with the information, ideas and illustrations of the elements on the farm to photocopy, colour in and add textiles to… and your class learn, have fun and raise money - simple!
Find out more about Africa and Send a Cow - book now!
If you would like to find out more about our work and help pupils learn about life in African countries, why not book a speaker to come and give a talk? We have ‘Ambassadors’ around the country who speak about Send a Cow - many of them have first-hand experience of our projects. They often use Powerpoint slides, DVDs and visual props, and are a great way of bringing our work to life in an assembly, workshop or lesson. So, to add to pupils’ learning or help with fundraising, call us on 01225 874222. Alternatively, use our online booking form.
Packed with food related resources
This poster is useful all year, but fits especially well into a harvest topic. There is information about growing food in Rwanda, some fun classroom ideas, plus Janvier’s and Rose’s stories of orphan headed households who now have healthy food because of Send a Cow’s help. The lessons and resources that support the material found on this poster can be found in this section. To receive copies of this resource please use the ‘Order and Sign up’ page and to view our other materials, use the link to the main Send a Cow website.
Comparing where children's food comes from
This lesson plan focuses on where the food we eat comes from and the concept of ‘food miles’. It uses the story of Mpho - a four year old boy from Lesotho, who eats vegetables grown in his family’s Keyhole Garden. Where his food is grown is compared to where pupils get their food from, in the activity. It links well to QCA Geography Unit 8 - ‘Connecting ourselves to the world’. The .kmz file is a short Google Earth Tour showing where Mpho lives (click on it if you have Google Earth, then click on the sub-folder and play.)
Growing beansprouts in your classroom
A speedy way to introduce plants and growing things to your class - get them growing healthy bean sprouts! These lessons take you right through the process from measuring to germination to eating! The activities include the scientific recording of results and are a good link to Bag Gardens, healthy eating and harvest topics.
Healthy eating lessons from Africa
These two lessons fulfill the curriculum requirement to teach about food groups through reference to the story of a four year old boy from Lesotho called Mpho. They are part global Citizenship and part Science and encourage children to think about healthy eating and specifically the goal of eating five portions of fruit and vegetables a day - fitting into QCA - Teeth and eating and other areas in Science. For more information for Welsh schools wanting to partner with a Lesothan school, visit the Dolen Cymru website.
Food shapes with healthy eating facts
These shapes with food facts are useful when talking about fresh food and healthy eating. They can also be used alongside the Harvest and African Gardens materials.
The positive power of fruit and veg!
An assembly about growing food in Rwanda. Great for Harvest and useful all year round, telling the story of a genocide orphan called Janvier. This assembly highlights the importance of healthy food in a visual and fun way. To get a copy of our Harvest materials and view other ideas, please use the link to the main Send a Cow website.