"When someone takes away your pens, you realise quite how important education is." Malala Yousafzai

Why do we go to school? What is the point of education? And why is it that some children in the world can’t go to school? We examine these questions and issues in the Quality Education for all Children teaching resource.

We also look at what we can do to improve the situation. In the last few lessons, you will work with your class creating a plan to enable and empower your students to take action.

With templates, powerpoint slides and learning outcomes to inform and support your teaching, the pack covers a range of relatable topics including:

•Why some children can’t go to school

•How Malala Yousafzai became a symbol of children’s right to education.

•The challenges faced by refugee children to get an education

The activities connect to a variety of curriculum areas including English, social studies, geography, languages or art and design.

With 10 lessons of activities, the Quality Education for all Children programme helps you to develop your pupils' core skills around the areas of collaboration, communication, citizenship and leadership.

The pack is designed to be used with or without an overseas partner and was inspired by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 4 which aims to ‘ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong opportunities for all.’