Guardians of the Rainforest

The inspirational story of the cocoa farmers of the Gola Rainforest.  


Teaching resources

Beshey photo pack

Powerpoint presentation with photos of Beshey's daily life, including information about food crops and cooking in rural Sierra Leone.

Download: Beshey's Story.pptx

Lucia photo pack

Powerpoint presentation about Lucia, who is determined to make enough money to provide for her family while also protecting her forest home.

Primary assembly

A role play for a class which explains how Fairtrade can help protect both people and rainforest, and even deal with pesky chimpanzees!

Download: Primary Assembly.pdf

Download: Lucia's Story.pptx

Secondary assembly

A role play for three students, with a newsroom reporting from one of the frontlines of climate change in Sierra Leone.

Download: Secondary assembly.pdf

Download: Supporting slides.pptx

Forest friendly farming

A lesson plan for KS2 and KS3 exploring the concept of forest friendly farming around the Gola Rainforest.

Download: Forest friendly farming.pdf

Download: Supporting worksheet.pdf

The Forest Edge game

A table top game for KS2 and KS3 students where faming families manage their lands to make money at the rainforest edge.

Anansi the Spider

An audiobook and lesson about a traditional West African folk story, Anansi and his Sons.  

Download: Anansi the Spider.pdf

Download: Anansi presentation.pptx

Download: Anansi audiobook.mp3

Download: A3 gameboard.pdf

Download: Teacher guidance.pdf