Next week in school

TES 17 February 2012

Monday 20 February -STUDENT VOLUNTEERING WEEK

  • Now in its 11th year, this incentive comes from Volunteering England. The national, all sector campaign aims to raise awareness of student volunteering and the infrastructure that supports it – and encourage more youngsters to sign up.

TUESDAY 21 February -INTERNATIONAL MOTHER LANGUAGE DAY

  • Designed to celebrate language diversity worldwide, this United Nations event hopes to encourage everybody to rejoice in our cultural differences. Not great timing, perhaps, given the current struggles of the Euro.

Wednesday 22 February -GIVE IT UP NOW

  • What else could it be but the start of Lent – bringing back memories of past denied pleasures. For how it all started, and lessons on Jesus and the temptation in the wilderness, see this resource from A_my.

Thursday 23 February -A ROMANTIC ROGUE

  • On this day in 1739, Richard Palmer was identified as highwayman Dick Turpin from a letter he wrote from York prison to his brother-in-law. The detective? His former teacher, who apparently recogised the hand-writing.See this resource from gtbenet on the romantic poem.

Friday 24 February -BRRRR. BRITAIN’S BIG FREEZE

  • On this day in 1955 deep snow and below- freezing temperatures cut off large parts of the country forcing the RAF to drop food and medical supplies. The big freeze went on into March, the worst winter in 30 years. See this recommended resource on climate change from Alan_Monaghan.

Saturday 25 February -DIGNITY ACTION DAY

  • Hosted by the Social Care Institute for Excellence this is a chance to explain the campaigns for dignity for the elderly in care to your students. Go to the website to see how they can support the initiative with a range of activities in your region.

Sunday 26 February -FAIR TRADE FORTNIGHT (26 Feb - 11March)

  • How far will your school go for Fairtrade? Organisers are aiming for 1.5 million steps for Fairtrade to be taken by the end of 2012. That’s one for every Fairtrade producer around the world. Use this resource from Kerriemo to inform students about fair deals for workers around the world.