Clips & Activities

All about symphony orchestras

Use the London Symphony Orchestra website to show your learners what an orchestra is, to help them understand several pieces of music, to watch masterclasses on those pieces and to download lesson plans for 7-15 year olds.  Who will your learners prefer, Elgar, Debussy, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Berlioz or Ravel? (Image taken from the London Symphony Orchestra website)

Our planet’s polar ice

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Show your learners this video by Our Planet about the three different types of polar ice, how climate change affects them and the effect of that on the environment.  The Our Planet website is a collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and it has links to other resources for schools. Can your learners identify the three types of ice? (Image taken from a youtube video by

Our frozen oceans

Help your learners become more familiar with our frozen oceans in the Arctic and the Antarctic with these activities and resources (for 6 to 14 year olds) from the World Wildlife Fund and Our Planet.  The activities also highlight which of the UN’s sustainable development goals are covered.  Help them learn more about why ice is important, what we can do to preserve it and about the animals and creatures in these oceans.  Can your learners guess why ice is important? (Image taken from the website)

World population growth

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Introduce your learners to the theme (population growth) of World Population Day (11 July 2019) with this video on Vimeo from, showing how the world population has grown throughout the decades and some of the milestones which have affected this.  Can they predict where the population grows faster? (Image taken from on Vimeo)