Global Goals

A range of materials to support pupils' engagement in the Global Goals

The Global  Goals (also known as the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs) were put together by the United Nations in September 2015. These 17 goals aim to end world poverty  by 2030.

Practical Action have produced a range of different materials to support teachers in helping pupils understand the Global Goals and their targets;  why they are important in reducing world poverty, and how pupils can take action themselves to help achieve them.

Design For A Better World


A new design challenge and competition for students aged 11-14 to develop an idea for a technology that will address a Global issue.



Energy and the Global Goals

Two short activities which develop pupils' understanding of why energy is essential if we are to achieve the Global Goals. This activity is suitable for children aged 8-11.


Global Goals word search


A word search with the key words for the Global Goals for sustainable development. Suitable for pupils aged 8-13


Global Goals display materials

A useful set of images and symbols for the Global Goals. Complementary to Global Goals activities.

Who's responsible?

An activity for pupils to think about who is responsible for ensuring we reach the Global Goals. Suitable for students aged 9-18


The Sustainable Development Goals: A guide for teachers

Free downloadable resource published by Oxfam. The resource has been developed by Oxfam in partnership with British Council, Consortium of Development Education Centres, Development Education Centres Scotland, Centre for Global Education, Practical Action, Teach SDGs, TEESNet and World's Largest Lesson



Practical Action Schools produce FREE resources for primary and secondary teachers that help pupils understand and engage with global issues, focusing on the role of STEM and using examples from our organisation. Practical Action is an international development organisation putting ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.