Florence Nightingale

May 11, 2020

We are celebrating the work of the NHS and the dedication and hard work of all. One of the first pioneers of Nursing was Florence Nightingale who was born on the 12th May 1820, on the 200th anniversary of her birth, the work Florence Nightingale did resonates with us now more than ever. Florence’s ideas and actions changed nursing forever. In honour and in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the new hospital built in London was named the Nightingale Hospital. Florence made people realise that nursing is an important job and that hospitals needed to be clean to save lives.  These ideas still save people’s lives today.  She was the first woman nurse and first woman to earn the order of merit in 1910

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Games Design Competition 2020

May 11, 2020

The Purple Mash Games Design Competition, with prizes sponsored by Amazon Web Services, is an opportunity for you to unleash your creativity by designing a brand-new game using 2DIY 3D; a programme on our award-winning platform, Purple Mash. We also have some wonderful prizes up for grabs!

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National Numeracy Day – Wednesday 13th May

May 11, 2020

National Numeracy Day is celebrated on Wednesday 13th May; the day is all about recognizing the value and presence of numbers in everyday life. The Numeracy Day site will be running a virtual online conference all day with a range of sessions both for children and parents. We use numbers all the time and numbers are all around us. There are lots of activities on Purple Mash that schools can use on the day to celebrate the power of numbers.

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Covid-19: Return to School Action Plan

May 6, 2020

At the time of writing, there is no set date for schools to fully re-open, although there has been a lot of speculation in the press!  In reality, schools have never actually been closed, they have been open for the children of key workers, providing pastoral and emotional support for families and providing remote learning.  What we have been told however, is that schools will be given at least 3 weeks’ notice to plan for a ‘re-open’, and this will most likely happen in phases.

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Thank a teacher day – May 20th 2020

May 5, 2020

May 20th is National Thank A Teacher Day. We at 2Simple believe that teachers are simply brilliant, and they continue to show this during these unprecedented times.  We’ve all had an amazing teacher in our lives, the one that made a difference and inspired us to achieve our best.

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