Free PSHE 11 – 16 resources

Metals & Me is an education project for 11 – 16 year olds supported by the British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA).

Written by an experienced teacher and reflecting current best practice guidelines, Metals & Me meets many curriculum and syllabus objectives for sustainable development, PSHE and citizenship whilst encouraging students to think about the global environmental implications of the ever-growing demand for metal.

The Metals & Me resources are available to download free from the BMRA website at and consist of:

Three specially commissioned video modules:
What’s recycling got to do with me? addressing how widely we use metals.
Where do metals come from? comparing the environmental and energy costs of mining vs. recycling.
How does recycling work? explaining how 95% of a domestic appliance can be recovered for reuse.
Twelve classroom activities with support materials that will enable your students to develop their enquiry skills, be involved in decision-making experiences and be actively engaged in finding out about a growing industry that will play an increasingly significant part in their lives, as well as offering job opportunities in the future.
Teachers’ notes with five exemplar lesson plans suggesting ways to link the activities into themed lessons. Each lesson plan is supported by a PowerPoint style presentation for use in the classroom.
We hope you find Metals & Me a useful resource and would welcome your feedback via the online survey on the website

Yours faithfully

Ian Hetherington
Director General, BMRA