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7th November 2003 at 00:00
"Stop, look, listen and live" is the message of new lesson plans on road safety for ages five to 12 developed by the Department for Transport as part of its THINK! campaign. Activities and outdoor fieldwork include researching how weather changes affect road safety and improvising public meetings to discuss zebra crossings. The lesson plans can be found at www.databases.dft.gov.ukprimary

Action Energy offers schools a free survey of their current energy usage identifying low-cost and no-cost energy efficiency measures that can easily be implemented. Involving pupils in these energy projects provides an opportunity to educate them on environmental responsibility. A free advice line, website and publications are also available.

Tel: 0800 585794www.actionenergy.org.uk To mark last month's conference of Commonwealth education ministers in Edinburgh, all Scottish schools have received a free 22-minute video, Closing the Gap - Music for Life, about a Ugandan children's choir. It is also available to schools in England and Wales. Tel: JohnMcTaggart, 0131 244 7425Email: john.mctaggart@scotland.gsi.gov.uk Commonwealth Online is a web-based resource for 11 to 14-year-olds covering history, politics and geography: www.15ccem.com

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To mark the launch of International Education Week, a special 16-page supplement, Go Global, can be found inside this week's TES.

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