Schools Resources - SOS – Sumatran Orangutan Society
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School Resources

We want to create a network of engaged young people all around the world, and inspire the next generation of conservationists to take action to protect wildlife and forests. The Sumatran rainforest is a very special place, and we hope you enjoy the journey of discovery!  

The SOS Schools Pack was created to support teaching about rainforests, orangutans, endangered species and conservation for classes from age 5 to 11.

By exploring the rainforests of Sumatra, we hope that your pupils will understand how important it is to protect this precious ecosystem, and become inspired to help us in our mission to save the Sumatran orangutan and its forest home.



The Pack

We have created materials to support learning in literacy, numeracy, science, geography, citizenship and art, so that you have lots of opportunities to incorporate rainforests into your lessons and achieve key learning objectives. The resources also support the development of key skills such as creativity, communication, team work and problem solving.

There are four elements to the pack:
  1. Lesson plans, instructions and resources for teachers.
  2. Worksheets to accompany the lesson plans
  3. Additional supporting materials, including films, a rainforest sounds audio track, photo packs and an orangutan song.
  4. A Schools Fundraising Guide with ideas and tips about fundraising to support our work to protect orangutans, their forests and their future.

We will award an SOS certificate of achievement to a class when they complete the following levels:
  • OranguFans – completed a lesson.
  • Rainforest Guardians – completed a lesson and an assembly to the rest of the school.
  • Rainforest Heroes – completed a lesson, an assembly, and a fundraising activity.

You can contact us on to let us know when your class has completed one of the levels; we will send out your certificate and add your school’s name to our website.

If you would like to nominate SOS to be your school’s charity of the year or term, contact us and download our Schools Fundraising Guide for lots of ideas and tips to inspire classes to help us to help orangutans.

These resources were created exclusively for SOS by Rebecca Sutherland. Thanks also to Adam van Casteren, Beau Young, Adela Pickles, Pongo Foundation and Bethea Hanson-Jones.

Enter your details below if you would like to register for the free SOS Schools Pack – we will send you a link to download all of the resources.
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Thank you so much for all of the resources and rich learning material that you have provided for our class. The students have been so engaged and have spread so much knowledge across the school and the community about the threats to orangutans, and they are so passionate about keeping them alive.

- Mr Hinton, Bayview Primary School, New Zealand

An adult sumatran orangutan

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