New for 2019-20


We are delighted to share our latest publication 'Sustainable stories and solutions for our planet', which highlights the issues and impacts of sustainability for upper key stage two (9-11 year- olds) children.

It contains practical and discussion activities including:

  • Two generic introductory activities to develop children's awareness and understanding of sustainability.
  • Five case studies from companies with a strong reputation in sustainability.
  • The publication can be freely downloaded from here or explore individual activities at

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    With special thanks to Thomas Swan for their time, energy and funding for this publication.

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    Role Badges

    Role badges have been used by CIEC advisory teachers for many years. Due to their popularity with teachers, who comment how they promote team work amongst groups of children and lead to well ordered, productive practical lessons we are now making them available as a stand alone resource.

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    Science and literacy activities

    CIEC have partnered with the Royal Society to bring you six engaging, practical science activities that relate to the Young People’s Book Prize shortlisted books of 2019. Click on an image below to download one of these activities.

    Every year the Royal Society invites schools, libraries, science centres and youth groups to form a mass judging panel across the UK and vote for the winner of the Young People's Book Prize. Over 350 schools receive the six shortlisted books and vote for the winner.

    If you are interested in joining the judging panel for 2020, please visit

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