Recycle today with the Glass Guardians

Get children passionate about looking after the environment, with the help of this fabulous new recycling project called the Glass Guardians! 

This cross-curricular resource is aimed at educating 7-11 year olds on the importance of glass recycling, and comes from The National Schools Partnership, in partnership with British Glass and Friends of Glass.

National Schools Partnership - Glass GuardiansGlass is one of the most sustainable and eco-friendly materials we have, so this programme is a great way to add to your materials’ science lessons.

It’s free for teachers to register, so visit now if you’re not already a member. The downloadable activity pack is sure to inspire exciting classroom learning, helping get the crucial message of recycling across.National Schools Partnership - Glass Guardians recycling

The pack includes a Powerpoint presentation, teacher notes, an engaging video and activity worksheets. If you’re one of the first 150 schools to register for the initiative, you’ll also receive a free printed set of resource materials too – hurry!

National Schools Partnership - Glass Guardians recycling

Don’t miss the chance to enter a fun competition… pupils can come up with their own creative ways to get everyone recycling lots of glass, for the chance to win their own Amazon Fire 7 tablet and £500 worth of equipment vouchers for the school.
(Runner’s up prizes available, closing date 13 July 2018, t&cs apply).
Find the entry form inside your resource pack.

New learning ideas from My School Rocks!

Get toes tapping and fire children’s creativity, with a new programme called My School Rocks! Inspired by the West End hit, School of Rock the Musical, it’s sure to fuel everyone’s imaginations.

This cross-curricular resource is aimed at 7-11 year olds, with a host of practical activities including playscripts and costume design. There are plenty of opportunities to explore themes around motivation and achieving goals, all in this fun initiative from the National Schools Partnership.

My School Rocks programme
Teachers can register now for access to the resources, which will be a springboard for inspiring lessons. Find a teacher overview, activity sheets, script excerpts so children can try their hand at acting, sheet music for exploring emotion through learning a song from the show, an education guide on the School of Rock the Musical show, plus information on planning, casting and rehearsing your own productions.

A great way to celebrate kids’ creativity, as well as inspirational teachers!

There is the chance to enter a fantastic competition to win School of Rock the Musical prizes – including a free VIP trip to see the musical for the whole class, and to meet the stars after the show.
(Runners-up prizes also available, closing date 13 July 2018, t&cs apply).
Find the entry form inside your resource pack.

Teaching Packs – birthday giveaway

There are some great celebrations going on over at the learning resource site, Teaching Packs – it’s having a 5th birthday party!

Teaching Packs is run by the team at Teaching Ideas, offering a place where members can download complete resource packs for teaching topics. Displays, reference material and activities… each pack will help with full cross-curriculum preparation!

Teaching Packs birthday giveaway
And to celebrate its 5th birthday, Teaching Packs is running a fabulous giveaway with 10 prizes up for grabs, of annual memberships to the Teaching Packs Plus plan.

That’s 10 prizes, each worth £22.50!
Even if you’re already a Teaching Packs subscriber, and you’re a lucky winner, then your account will be extended by a year. But hurry… the giveaway closes on 15 May 2018. (T&Cs apply.)

Here comes the sun – time to Wrap, Splat, Hat!

As summer’s marching ever closer, it’s vital not to miss out on sun protection. Now’s the time to make sure your 3-11 year-olds are ready, with Wrap, Splat, Hat!

Brought to you by Garnier Ambre Solaire in association with the British Skin Foundation, the free Wrap, Splat, Hat sun awareness programme is back for 2018, ready to help you teach children about the importance of staying safe in the sun.
Not least as 14-20th May sees Sun Awareness Week approaching, run by the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) to raise awareness of skin cancer and sun exposure.

Wrap, Splat, Hat! sun awareness programme

Click here to find out more information about Wrap, Splat, Hat and to register for sun-safe packs, at the National Schools Partnership site.

The first 2,300 primary schools and 200 nurseries in the UK to register will receive printed take-home leaflets. The first 2,300 schools will also receive a pack of Sun Safe UV Patches, which pupils can use to investigate the effects of UV rays.

Wrap, Splat, Hat sun protection awareness programme

By registering to the programme you’ll gain access to the new and updated teaching resources and be the first to know about the Wrap, Splat, Hat competition launching soon – with the chance to win £1000 worth of outdoor equipment for your school. (T&Cs apply).

It’s the perfect time to help young people enjoy the sun safely… to Wrap up in a t-shirt, Splat on some sun cream and pop on a Hat!