This week in school

TES 16 September 2011

This week in school

Saturday 17 September- British Food Fortnight

  • British Food Fortnight begins this weekend and it’s a great opportunity to sample the best British produce available, from local fruits and vegetables to traditional dishes and delicacies.
  • Resources on TES:Roman market
  • Visit- Love British Food

Sunday 18 September- Bupa Great North Run

  • The 31st Bupa Great North Run takes place on 18 Sept, with 54,000 runners expected to participate in the 13.1 mile run in Newcastle.
  • Resources on TES:Guide for teachers - TES Contributor Matt Kemp has investigated the psychology of sport and accelerated learning

Monday 19 September- Talk like a pirate day

  • This event is hugely popular with Primary school pupils and Jack Sparrow fans alike!

Tuesday 20 September- UK Business and Aviation day

  • The topic of business aviation and its effect on climate change has been widely researched by institutes like the WWF who report that in the last 2 years 86% of companies have committed reducing their carbon footprint from business travel. Find out more about positive changes in business aviation in their report ‘Moving on: why flying less means more for business’. Raise the issue of flying with your pupils and generate some interesting debate.

Wednesday 21 September- International day of Peace

  • The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 providing an opportunity for individuals, organisations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date.
  • Resources on TES:Sadako’s Cranes for Peace

Thursday 22 September- On this day …

  • On this day in 1776 American spy Nathan Hale was executed by the British Army, allegedly having uttered the famous quote ‘I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country’
  • Resources on TES:Capital punishment - Dean1977 has shared an excellent resource on TES about capital punishment which can be used as a starting point to a debate with older pupils.

Friday 23 September On this day…

  • in 1869 the phrase ‘Man’s Best Friend’ was coined when Charles Drum of Warrensburg, Missouri, brought a court case against a sheepfarmer who shot dead his foxhound, Old Drum. His lawyer summarised the case with the now famous phrase. Drum won the case and on this day in 1958 a statue of Old Drum went up in front of the courthouse. Teach young children how to care for their pets with a medium term plan resource shared by dinx67

TES 16 September 2011