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Leeds DEC educating for a just and sustainable world

We recently used the DEC service to support our work during International Week. The staff were extremely knowledgeable and helpful in selecting suitable resources

Sue Kreeshaw, St. Patrick's Catholic Primary School

Leeds DEC Bookshop

Part of our extensive bookshop

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“Design and layout very eye catching, draws you in to find out more.”

Martine Green, Malton and Norton Fairtrade group.

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Our bookshop is bursting with inspirational materials and Active Learning Resources including teacher handbooks, photo-packs, versatile photocopiable Classroom Activities, CD ROMs and DVDs. We produce topical, innovative, award-winning teaching materials. Please click on a catalogue to view some of the books we stock. .

These include:

  • African musical instruments box - A range of musical instruments from a variety of countries.
  • Brazil box - A range of artefacts made and used by people in the rainforest, including toys made by children out of recycled materials.
  • Guatemala box – Artefacts and fabrics from the Mayan people of Guatemala. Includes a video.
  • India box - Jewellery, magazines, brochures and more from city and rural life.
  • Kenya box - Everyday products, and recycled items from city and rural life.
  • Toys from around the world - Great toys from all over the globe.
  • Maasai box - Items made and used by the nomadic Maasai people of Kenya.
  • Peru box - Traditional artefacts and musical instruments.
  • Tanzania box - Everyday items from city and rural life in Tanzania.
  • Wajir box - Items made and used by the desert dwelling Somali people from Wajir, Kenya. Includes photos.

Artefact boxes are available to hire at a cost of £15 for 3 weeks or £20 for a half term, plus a £30 returnable deposit. To book a box please email us.

All boxes will be checked out and checked in again to ensure all items are present and undamaged.


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Leeds DEC

Bridge Street Church

Bridge Street

Leeds, LS2 7QZ

T: 0113 373 1767


Registered Charity No. 1003862

Ltd Co. No. 2627506

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