These inspiring case studies are from primary school children across the country doing amazing things to make a positive difference to a wide range of social and environmental problems.
In all examples, the issues were chosen by the children through a series of class votes and were problems affecting their local community, or those of wider national or global concern.
In this section
Watch: Local Homelessness
Year 6 children from Boxgrove Primary School, Guildford, tell us about how they tackled the issue of homelessness in...
Single-Use Plastic in Children’s Toys
The pupils from Glebe School in London tell us about their perspective on addressing the issue of single use...
Watch: After School Citizenship Club
The year 6 pupils from Grayswood Primary School, Surrey tell us about the range of projects they did while...
Watch: Donating to Food Banks During the Pandemic
A Year 4 class teacher from Lane End Primary School tells us how her class responded to the pandemic...
Tackling the Problem of Litter
Year 4 pupils from Jameah Girls Academy tell us how they wanted to help their local environment by raising...
Helping Refugee Families
The pupils in Year 4 at Joy Lane School, Whitstable tell us how they showed their support for the...
Access to Clean Water
Sunnybrow Primary School in County Durham explain why they chose to make a difference to people struggling to access clean water.
Guardian Angels RC Primary School in Birmingham explain why they decided to make a difference to the declining bee population.
Children at Kennet Valley Primary School in West Berkshire explain how they made a difference to endangered hedgehogs.
Year 6 at Churchhill Primary School in Kent explain how they made a difference to homeless people.
Improving Adult Literacy
Year 5 children at North Park Primary School in County Durham made a difference to adult literacy in their local community.
Year 6 children at South Hetton Primary School explain how they made a difference to the issue of period poverty.
Providing Opportunities for Elderly People to Socialise
Yattendon Primary School in Berkshire explain how they made a difference to elderly people in their community.
Raising Awareness of Deforestation
Year 5 children at Dean Bank Primary School in County Durham explain how they made a difference to the issue of deforestation.
Reducing Beach Litter
Pupils at Hope Wood Academy, a special needs school in County Durham, explain why the issue of beach litter is important to them and how they made a difference to…
Reducing Car Crime
Bramley St Peters C of E Primary School in Leeds explains why they chose to make a difference to the issue of car crime.
Reducing Drink Driving
Shotley Bridge Primary in County Durham explain how they raised awareness of drink driving in their local community.
Valley View Primary School in Leeds explain why they want to make a difference to the number of children dying from meningitis.
Supporting Hill Farmers
Children at Ingleton Primary School in County Durham explain how they made a difference to hill farmers by fundraising and buying British products.
Pupils get grounded with a sustainable allotment project
Year 5 pupils at Mottram C of E Primary, Manchester, developed an allotment on the school grounds. Their teacher...
Watch: Pupils make their mark to stop graffiti in the local area
Pupils at Bursted Wood Primary School found inappropriate graffiti on a wall in the woodlands near their school. To...
Watch: Campaigning to raise awareness of homelessness in Camden
Year 4 Pupils at Torriano Junior School in London wanted to make a difference to the issue of homelessness...
Watch: Changing habits to protect wildlife
Year 1 pupils at Raddlebarn Primary School describe their Make a Difference Challenge journey… We started out by looking...
Watch: pupils find their voice to condemn knife crime in London
Back in 2008, Year 5 students at Brecknock Primary School created a rap and video about why you shouldn’t...
Watch: Rose Wood Academy reduce their plastic waste
Children from Rose Wood Academy’s School Council explain how they campaigned to reduce the use of plastic locally. We...