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Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

April 30, 2021

Mental Health Awareness week, hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, takes place from 10-16 May 2021 and, the theme this year is ‘Nature’.

During this last year more of us have connected with nature than ever before, during our daily walks and being able to enjoy being in the open. One of the aims of the week is to inspire more people to connect with nature and noticing the impacts that this connection can have for their mental health. We have a range of resources that can be used during the week to encourage children to #ConnectWithNature.

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Love is in the air!

Feb. 1, 2021

Next week is Valentines Day, arguably one of the most popular days of the year for school going children. It is a day where Love is about the place and there is a palpable excitement. It is also a day teachers struggle to get children to settle down and work on! So why not buy into the excitement and harness that enthusiasm into a worthwhile creative project.

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International Women and Girls Day in Science

Feb. 1, 2021

In 2016, the UN declared 11 February as International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The main reason for this declaration was to encourage more girls and women to take up jobs in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (also known as the STEM subjects). Figures show that although there's no significant difference in ability between boys and girls in maths and science, less than 35 per cent of graduates in STEM subjects worldwide are women and there are even fewer in engineering and information technology.

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2Create a Story is a wonderful thing

Feb. 1, 2021

2Create a Story allows children to create their own multimedia digital storybooks.There are three modes of 2Create a Story: My Simple Story, My Story and My Adventure Story. With these modes you are able to put together amazing creative writing activities that can be used for cross-curricular activities and tie in all learning areas when working through a common theme.

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Getting to the nitty gritty of teaching through Purple Mash

Jan. 28, 2021

We have spent considerable time expanding on all the tools that can be found in Purple Mash and how you can use them in the classroom. They are all amazing in their own right, but we have to put them all together into the actual act of prepping and teaching a lesson. To do that, you need to load a lesson onto the program.

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