We Can Stop Bullying

Worksheet for teachers. This resource, endorsed by the Anti-Bullying Alliance in support of Anti-Bullying Week, raises the issue of disablist bullying in schools today. It explores disabled people’s experiences of being bullied when they were at school and thinks about what we can all do together to prevent these experiences being repeated for all school children today.

Growing Up in World War 2

Worksheet for teachers. This resource explores one person’s childhood experience during World War 2. Ronald Leedham was born in 1929 and from the age of eight spent the war in what was described as a ‘Home for Crippled Children’ in West Wickham. Aged eleven, he was transferred to another home in Kent. His vivid memories will give children great insight and understanding into the impact of wartime on children separated from their families.

Learning with Oral History

Worksheet for teachers. This resource aims to help teachers think about the ways that Oral History can be used within the school curriculum and includes guidelines teachers can use with their students to set up and carry out Oral History interviews.

‘How Was School?’ Education Pack

This free Schools Pack consists of 6 Worksheets plus Teachers’ Notes which support discussion on equality and diversity and provide an opportunity for all students to learn together in an accessible, stimulating and thought provoking way: ‘Everyone’s Different’, ‘Looking Out for Each Other’, ‘Getting Around’, ‘Friendship’, ‘Joining In – Sports and Games’ and ‘What Helps Us to Learn?’ Download the worksheets and notes from the links below, or contact us at Allfie for a free printed copy of the pack, which includes an A3 poster.
You will also find three new worksheets in the ‘Additional Worksheets’ section. They are: ‘We Can Stop Bullying’, ‘Growing Up in World War 2′ and ‘Learning with Oral History’.
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Teachers’ Notes

These supplementary notes are a guide to go with the six ‘How Was School?’ Worksheets found below. They include additional information about how to use the worksheets and about the background of the project, plus useful definitions to support the pack.

Everyone’s Different

Worksheet for teachers. This resource is asking children to relate the experiences of others with their own experiences, thereby changing a culture of ‘them and us’ and increasing empathy and understanding across the school culture. ‘All of us together’.
The key outcome is for pupils to understand that we are all different and all equal, everyone is unique and valued, and that we have much in common, thus breaking down barriers of stereotypes and assumptions about each other.

Getting Around

Worksheet for Teachers. This Topic Sheet is aimed at helping children understand how barriers can get in the way for some people and some ways that they can be overcome. Some of the quotes also illustrate historical changes in accessibility of transport.


Worksheet for Teachers. This topic sheet will help pupils to understand and think about the importance of having friends and to think about what might get in the way of making friends.

Joining In – Sports and Games

Worksheet for Teachers. This topic sheet will allow children to get an understanding of what it might be like for other children who might find it harder to join in and to think of ways to include everyone in sports and games activities. Quotes plus activity and discussion ideas.

What Helps Us To Learn

Worksheet for teachers. What helps us emotionally and practically to be ‘available’ to learn? And what doesn’t help? We all have different ways of learning, or we may need some extra help at different times of the day. Some learning needs may be emotional and some needs may be practical, as illustrated in the quotes in this worksheet. Includes activities and discussion ideas.

Free Postcards

A  free set of six postcards, with six different designs incorporating quotes from the ‘How Was School’ archive. Contact us here if you would like copies, postage may be charged. A free A3 poster is also available in the same design.

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Snakes and Ladders Template

This is a template that links to the Snakes and Ladders (reversed) activity found on the Schools Worksheet called ‘Getting Around’, in the Schools Pack section.

Getting Around London Game

This is a Scenario Sheet that links to the ‘Getting Around London’ activity found on the Schools Worksheet called ‘Getting Around’, in the Schools Pack section.

Wartime Memories

This is a document that links to the Wartime in Britain activity found on the Schools Worksheet called ‘Growing Up in World War 2′, in the Additional Worksheets section.