Through Starfishers we aim to engage your curiosity regarding global issues effecting children in the UK and Malawi whilst also supporting joint curriculum projects.
We hope these carefully selected videos will answer a few other questions you might have about life in Malawi.
Opening a window into another culture is a great way for us all to get along, as such we hope you enjoy watching and learning more about our world in motion...
Starfish TV -Curriculum Mapping Videos
Activity A & B - Domestic and Wild Animals.
- BBC Learning Zone: A comparison of wild cats and domestic cats - (1:20).
- BBC Learning Zone: The Polar Bear family and me - Miki and Luca playing - (1:27).
Activity C - Water
- WaterAid in Malawi (above - 2:24) Great film about water problems in Malawi.
- Splish, Splash, Flush - (13:00) Toilets around the world. Highly recommended.
- What is climate change? - (2:37) Cartoon.
- Celebrating sanitation in Malawi - World Vision (1:40) World Vision shows hygiene in villages.
- Climate change and children - (1:07) Cartoon. How to reduce global warming.
- Climate change – Can kids help? - (2:01) How Children can make a difference.
- Impact of Climate change on children - (4:49) Journalist investigates.
- Climate Change Challenge - (4:00) More in-depth research for teachers.
Activity D - Litter
- Stop littering - (2:40) Why litter is bad.
- Tiverton High School - (3:22) What a school did about their litter.
- Sesame Street - (0:41) Cartoon song about mess.
- Trailer Rubbish - (1:59) What to do with rubbish.
- ENF Ranger - (4:19) Children sing about saving the World.
- How to pack a Healthy lunchbox - (1:45) Wrapper free, litter free food.
- Environmental, Litter and Waste - (6:34) Conference in Malawi school about environmental care.
Activity E - Food in the UK and Malawi.
- Pounding Maize - (above - 2:03) Teachers from the UK learn how to shell Maize.
- How to make Nsima - (4:56) Cooking Malawi style!
- Martha's Meals Malawi: Part 1 - (14:04) How a young girl raised over £100,000 for Mary's Meals.
- A day in the life of Memory - (10:00) Looking at the work and life of women and girls.
Activity F - Where does our food come from?
- Food Miles - (above - 4:51) Film about food in the shopping bag.
- Food Miles Challenge - (4:41) Comparing 3 meals and their journey.
- Field to Fork - Part 1 - (1:21) Cartoon about local food.
- Field to Fork - Part 2 - (1:16) Cartoon about local food.
- Field to Fork - Part 3 - (1:50) Cartoon about local food.
- Field to Fork - Part 4 - (1:57) Cartoon about local food.
- How to make Nsima - (4:56) A traditional meal in Malawi.
- Martha's Meals Malawi - Part 2 - (14:04) Her review of school meals changed the life of so many in Malawi.
- Day in the life of Memory- (10:00) A film showing the life of a girl in Malawi (including favourite foods).
Activity G - Discuss the importance of trees.
- The importance of trees - (above - 5:32) Beautiful images showing trees and their immense value.
- Negative impact of deforestation - (3:55) How nature is affected by deforestation especially evergreen species (powerful).
- Soil erosion for kids - (6:29) Cartoon for kids about soil erosion.
- Hear why kids love trees - (1:25) Children tell why.
- Our world, our choice - (1:25) An overview of the impact of rainforest deforestation on its inhabitants.
Activity H - Health and Sanitation.
- Malawi hygiene hand-wash - (2:41) Children's Malawi cartoon about washing hands.
- Malawi healthcare - MACOBO - (7:22) Helping people in the village.
- Improving healthcare in Malawi - (4:10) Reducing infant mortality & healthcare.
- Malaria in Malawi - (above - 2:13) Malaria and its treatment.
- Malawi dirty water: Repairing wells - (2:58) Impact of dirty water on health & how some young people choose to do something about it.
Please note, access to YouTube is highly likely to be restricted in most educational institutions in the UK. This is due to each school's individual internet browser safety settings.
The videos here may not be playable in the classroom, however they do provide an excellent source of information regarding life in Malawi and are well worth viewing as a further source of research material.