Space still available on: 02/05/2013 starting at 16:00 Video conferencing (VC) is a way of using technology to connect people whether between schools, between regions or between countries. Using a broadband connection, a web/video camera and a television you can see and hear each other. Getting started with video conferencing doesn’t mean having to spending [...]
Would you like to make a difference? Would you like to compete with schools all over the world? Would you like participate in a legal academic decathlon? Then take a look at the World Class Schools Joint Project.
For the ninth consecutive year, World Class Schools will be organizing video conferences. The past eight years has seen the amount of schools grow from a handful to over 100 schools in 22 different countries this past year. If you students are aged 11-17 years, then please register!
Now the plans for next year are developing around an unique concept. World Class Schools will offer World Class Competitions.They are seeking partner secondary schools from around the world to compete in some truly unique competitions
Model UN- You represent your own country- other schools represent their country.
Youth Parliament- House of Commons- Debates- Discuss, debate, and make laws which can solve problems facing our society
today. You will do this with the future leaders of the world today- right now.
South Australian Mock Trials. Three different South Australian Magistrate Court Cases. Learn International Law
Plus many others
They will have two different tournaments Nov. 26-30, 2012 and then one in the Spring TBA
All participants will be recognized with certificates. Winners will have their pictures and names published and trophies
of the top two teams per event per group.
This will be a true world class competition and a real legal or argumentative academic decathlon.
iRelate is a new Department for Education backed website from Relate – the UK’s largest provider of counselling to young people. The site includes information and support for children and young people who are facing relationship difficulties. They have also developed a dedicated Live Chat channel where young people can speak to a Counsellor and get support in real time. They can customise this area for your school or service, giving you an easy but effective way to arrange a tailored package of counselling to support your students and service users.
Show Racism the Red Card’s competition is an accessible and engaging way to encourage pupils to think about issues surrounding racism. There are multiple categories for ages ranging from Year One of Primary School through to Secondary School Year Eleven.
The competition is designed to be a great follow-on activity to working with SRtRC educational resources in the classroom.
Young people are free to produce work with an anti-racism theme in any medium. The categories are artwork, creative writing, film and music. All work is welcome!
Schools must send in no more that one entry per category, per school. The categories are:
Year 1-4 Artwork and Creative Writing
Year 5-6 Artwork
Year 5-6 Creative Writing
Year 7-9 Artwork
Year 7-9 Creative Writing
Year 10+ Artwork & Creative Writing
Special Educational Needs Artwork & Creative Writing
All Ages & Abilities Multi-Media (this category includes all film, animation, drama, dance, PowerPoint, music entries etc.)
See the YHGfL web site for some of the FREE resources you could use to support these activities.
Register your school by e-mail gav(at)theredcard.org, no later than 2nd March 2012 and Send your school’s entry in each category you want to enter to SRtRC by 23rd March 2012.
Show Racism the Red Card site has loads of ideas on how to fight racism, and resources about its work which ranges from events with football clubs all over the country, running competitions for schools and producing DVDs where players and young people speak about their experiences of and views on racism.
To mark this year’s Anti-Bullying Week, which takes place between 14-18 November, The Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA), part of leading children’s charity the National Children’s Bureau, is launching a competition to encourage schools to start thinking about the issues ahead of time.
This year’s theme ‘Stop and think – words can hurt’ aims to get everyone involved in preventing verbal bullying. ABA wants to challenge name-calling and the casual use of derogatory language in our schools and communities, which can create an environment in which bullying can flourish.
ABA which runs Anti-Bullying Week, is partnering with Stand Tall: A Rock Musical, which encourages audiences to look at bullying in a different light, to give all primary and secondary schools in England the chance to take part in the Anti-Bullying Week 2011 schools competition.
Supported by best selling author Philip Pullman, the competition is quick and easy to do. Schools vote for a song from the show that they think best gets across an anti-bullying message. Pullman says, ‘A great idea, a wonderful and terrific show…A project to counter bullying with music is a winner.’
Competition guidelines for school staff
The competition is open to all primary and secondary schools in England, and involves the following simple steps:
to support an assembly or a lesson that introduces the theme of Anti-Bullying week 2011 and encourages students to think about and discuss bullying. The presentation includes teachers’ notes to guide the general discussion about bullying, and gives enough flexibility to adjust for primary or secondary age students.
The presentation introduces 3 songs from Stand Tall: A Rock Musical, which can be listened to using the links below. As a school or a class, you vote on which song you think is best at getting across a strong anti-bullying message.
There is a short description of each song within the presentation, and you can download the full lyrics.
Fill in the short online entry form below to win the chance of Stand Tall: a Rock Musical visiting your school to work with students to record the winning track. The deadline for entry is 5pm on Friday29th July 2011. The winning school will be notified at the beginning of the autumn term.
Moving On is a free interactive online PSHE and careers resource from the BT Learning and Skills programme. It has been developed with practising teachers and students to help young people aged 14-19 learn more about themselves and think about how best to make the transition to work.
Through a series of videos, online animations and activities students learn how to identify their own skills, how to market themselves, and how to apply for jobs that are a good fit for their personality, interests and skills.
The activities are structured into three modules: Who do you think you are? Brand YOU and Putting it all together. Each module includes videos, graphical sequences, and for teachers, one or two lesson plans with differentiation, a short activity and extension ideas.
Topics covered in this resource include CVs, job applications, interviews and careers. In addition, while seeing how other young people have succeeded in their chosen careers, students have the chance for reflection and analysis of their own abilities and areas for improvement.
Insights from employers help students to think about issues such as their social media activity, what employers are looking for, and how to think about answers to interview questions.
Moving On is a free Careers and PSHE resource and has been mapped to the PSHE Curriculum for KS3 and KS4 in England, PSE for KS3 and KS4 as well as Careers and the world of work in Wales, Health and Wellbeing and Skills for Learning, Life and Work for the 3rd and 4th level of the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence, and Learning for Life and Work at KS3 and KS4 in Northern Ireland.
In 1986 the BBC launched an ambitious project to record a snapshot of everyday life across the UK for future generations. A million volunteers took part…
Now, 25 years later you can explore the archive online, see the pictures, update the information and make your mark on this fascinating record of our collective history: Why not start your own blog and have a go yourself.
Smartboard Goodies is a great blog that is packed with ideas, links and resources to use on a Smart Interactive Whiteboard. The site is the work of an American teacher and includes some American history resources but it’s worth delving a little deeper as there are some great links and downloadable files for different curriculum areas. The site is aimed at primary teachers but there are some items that Key Stage 3 teachers may find useful such as the Facebook Smart Notebook template.
Chinese New Year, also known as the spring festival, is the most important celebration in the Chinese calendar. This year, Thursday 3rd February marks the start of the Year of the Rabbit. It’s a great opportunity to develop the multicultural element of the curriculum and highlight some of the traditions and customs associated with Chinese New Year.
Secondary schools in North Lincolnshire are working together to improve the wellbeing of young people in the region.
Winterton School and Frederick Gough School have established a peer mentoring system that allows groups of students from each school to undergo an intensive programme of training to become mentors. As mentors they are able support pupils with a range of issues including bullying and friendship problems and also help with schoolwork and attendance. The two schools recently presented the work they do in tackling cyberbullying at our regional Cyberbullying Conference that was held in May at the Cedar Court Hotel in Wakefield.
Now YHGfL are working with North Lincolnshire to identify current mentors and to train them to become part of the national CyberMentors programme, which will enable the mentors to help young victims of cyberbullying nationwide.
If you want to know more about peer mentoring systems go to www.yhgfl.net