Global Objects Collections

We have a wide range of Global Objects Collections available for DECSY member schools to borrow.

Here is a list of the country and topic specific collections available for loan: Global Objects Collections flyer.

Each Collection contains a selection of authentic objects sourced from the country accompanied by a comprehensive Teacher’s Folder with background information and ready-to-use activities and lesson plans. The Collections also come with a British Bag – a selection of ten objects to represent Britain – and the Teacher’s Folder includes ideas for how to use these to introduce ideas of identity and objects before you start looking at another country.

If you would like staff training on using the Global Collections or for more information contact Helen Griffin.
Here is a flyer with suggestions for how to use the Global Objects Collections in the classroom.

To follow is a selection of the Global Objects Collections with a picture list of the contents of each box.

West Africa

Everyday objects from west Africa.




Life in West Africa contents


Find out about rainforest food, medicines and music and why the rainforest is being destroyed.

Brazil box contents

wooden cup from SomaliaSomalia

Learn about nomadic life, the impact of tourism, how to make ‘anger’ pancakes, play a game of ‘Shax’ and look at ways to use old plastic bags.

Life in Somalia box contents

Kangas from KenyaKenya and Tanzania

Learn to count in Swahili, make a shaker, weave with paper, try traditional Maasai beadwork, and learn about the life of Nobel Peace Prizewinner Wangari Maathai.

Kenya & Tanzania box contents