Resources - Date to celebrate - World Aids Day - December 1

9th October 2009 at 01:00

What's it all about?

World Aids Day, which started in 1988, aims to increase awareness, fight prejudice and raise money to help combat the spread of Aids. The theme this year, Universal Access and Human Rights, seeks to remind people that HIV has not gone away and there are many things we can do.

Classroom ideas

Christian Aid has developed a sketch you might like to use to help trigger debate and discussion at You could use this to consider the prejudices which surround the illness.

The Terrence Higgins Trust, the UK's largest HIV and sexual health charity, has developed a range of lesson plans, worksheets and activities suitable for key stage 34 PSHE which you download at[QQ]From an English or media perspective, take a look at the HIV adverts from the 80s to consider their message, impact and approach. This could lead to a number of short assignments including storyboarding a new campaign or designing an eye-catching awareness poster for one of the many Aids charities.

If you have access to technology then www.avert.orgworld-aids-day.htm has a quiz game you can play to test your knowledge as well as a range of facts, advice and ideas for getting further involved.

Help, I've got no time to prepare

Try the above websites or, which has resources, materials and fundraising event ideas to help challenge ideas and broaden pupils' knowledge.

Where do I get more information?

For an assembly pack and presentation template take a look at

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