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Shakespearean Southwark

Celebrate winter in South London's Southwark with a digital photography exhibition accompanied by songs and folk music. A Concert for Winter will showcase photographs of the local landscape taken by people who live in the borough. The event will take place at Shakespeare's Globe on Thursday 6 December at 1pm. Tickets are free, but must be booked in advance by calling 020 7401 9919 or visiting

Gardens of Eden

Inspire pupils to think about the natural world using the Eden Project's lesson plans. Activities on rainforests, renewable energy and designing a den encourage pupils to think responsibly about the environment. bit.lytesEdenProject

Culture in the classroom

What role can museums and galleries play in education? Join staff from the Science Museum and Royal Shakespeare Company for a TES live webchat on Tuesday 4 December at 6pm. Watch the roundtable discussion and submit questions at or using the Twitter hashtag #tesChat

On the first day of Christmas ...

Mission Together's Advent calendar suggests a festive task for every day of Advent, such as prayer and carol singing, a research task on Christmas celebrations abroad, and good deeds days. bit.lytesMissionTogether

Off the rails

Try Network Rail's (TES Resources name: Toliff) free rail safety lesson plan and activities for key stages 1-4. There's a rail safety song, a quiz, a role play and real-life videos to encourage children to stay off the tracks. bit.lytesRailSafety.

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