Aussie Backyard Bird Count Week 19-25 October

Oct. 12, 2020

Aussie Backyard Bird Count runs from 19th to the 25th October this year. BirdLife Australia's site has great resources for every state and an Aussie Bird Count app to download. If you know the name of the bird you see you can enter it into the search bar and add it to your list, if you don't recognise the species there is an on-board field guide that will filter the bird by size, shape, colour and flock number and give possible suspects. You count for a 20 minute block and can do as many 20 minute blocks as you like. The data collected assists BirdLife Australia in understanding more about the birds that live where people live, and it's a fun treasure hunting activity!

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#MashoftheMonth - October - Developing Tray

Oct. 7, 2020

Each month we will be highlighting a #MashoftheMonth this will focus on a tool or application within Purple Mash and how it can be used within the classroom to support learning across the curriculum. During the month if you share how you have used #MashoftheMonth you will then be entered into a draw to win a $50 Amazon Voucher!

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World Mental Health Day - 10th October

Oct. 5, 2020

The World Health Organisation recognizes World Mental Health day on 10th October every year. This year’s theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is ‘mental health for all’. This blog outlines the ways that schools and teachers can mark World Mental Health Day in schools.

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The Big Draw Festival - 2020

Sept. 30, 2020

The Big Draw Festival is a worldwide celebration of drawing, organised by The Big Draw charity, this event is now in its 20th year. The promotion of the universal language of drawing as a tool for learning, expression and invention are at the heart of the festival. Starting in October, the theme this year is ‘The Big Green Draw – A Climate of Change’.

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World Space Week - 4th -10th October.

Sept. 29, 2020

World Space Week is a UN declared celebration of space held annually, every October from the 4th to the 10th. It is the largest space event on Earth, with over 8,000 events reported in 2019 and held in 96 countries. These events are organized by thousands of organizations, including space agencies, aerospace companies, astronomy clubs and museums.

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