PACE Virtual Explorer for UK Secondary Schools

PACE computer discsThe PACE films give an entirely different and much more positive view of Africa than much media coverage. These multimedia DVDs for schools feature inspiring projects in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and Zambia and show how people all over the world are facing up to and solving environmental challenges. Each lesson or set of lessons is based around a project, and ends by drawing out the relevance to a parallel environmental issue in the UK.

View sample lesson plans and full contents here


Contents: PACE VE Science Contents (pdf, opens in new window)

Sample lesson


Contents: PACE VE Geography Contents (pdf, opens in new window)

Sample lesson

This resource is linked to the UK National Curriculum KS3 and 4, and to GCSE exam specifications.

“They are fantastic. They will be a valuable resource for my future teaching, which will bring me a step further in educating children about the world around us and giving them an awareness of environmental and conservation issues.”
Trainee UK Teacher

“I would recommend this DVD to any geography teacher as it creates a very positive outlook that combines many aspects of development such as population and resources, urban issues, sustainability and local action.”
Garry Atterton in Teaching Geography magazine

Holmer Green pupils

Holmer Green pupils do an experiment to learn about nitrogen fixing plants, one of the activities suggested on the PACE Virtual Explorer for Secondary Science

How to order

PACE Virtual Explorer science and geography DVDs are available from Tusk (Siren’s partner on African projects) in return for a minimum donation. Download an order form from or email for details.

PACE resources can also be used at primary/elementary level and by after-school clubs. Download our leaflet here (pdf, opens in new window).

Photos: Sarah Watson; Nancy Gladstone