June 22, 2020
Children’s Art Week will take place online, home and in schools across the three weeks it runs in June and July. The 2020 themes are: The Natural World (from 29th June), Connecting Across Generations (6th July) and Literacy and Creative Writing (13th July). The aim of Children’s Art Week is to encourage families and children to take part in creative activities that they may not have tried before. It’s all about showing the importance of creativity and art in everyday life.
To celebrate Children’s Art Week and the weekly themes, we have several activities you can use on Purple Mash.
June 17, 2020
Fete de la Musique – World Music Day is an annual music celebration that started in France in 1982 and which now takes place in 120 countries and 1000 cities across the world on 21st June. 'Make Music Australia' is Australia's contribution and aims to engage everyone in making music anywhere and everywhere. They hope to be taking over the streets with music but if that is not possible due to "social distancing" they invite everyone to join in online through one of the online initiatives that will be taking place. You can find out more on their website and discover how it is being celebrated around the world here.
June 16, 2020
Python in Pieces is an interactive coding environment, designed to build student and teacher confidence in the text-based coding language of Python. With the ability to easily translate from block-code to Python, in BOTH directions, meaning that students quickly become empowered from as young as Year 5 through to Year 9!. We visited Caroline Chisholm School (before Lockdown) to see Python in Pieces in action.
June 9, 2020
Now in its seventh year, International Women in Engineering Day is a day to celebrate and raise awareness of women choosing a career path within this exciting industry. Taking place on 23rd June, this day is all about appreciating the contribution that women engineers make. Although the campaign is now running virtually, there are several ways you can get involved in the celebrations and to #ShapeTheWorld.
Using Purple Mash, we have several exciting resources that your pupils can dive into to explore the women who are shaping or have shaped the engineering industry.