Subjects in Brief

1st February 2013 at 00:00

Text talk


- Children aged 5-11 from Springfield Primary in Gretna turned Roberts Burns' poem Selkirk Grace into mobile phone textspeak last week at an event organised by the Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop. The "Sel" of Selkirk was replaced with III to represent the bars of a prison cell, for example.

Game on

Chinese new year

- The British Council is distributing Snakes and Dragons Chinese New Year education packs to the 9,000 UK primaries registered on its online site. The resource includes lesson and assembly plans, and fact sheets on how to make Chinese paper lanterns. Schools not registered can download the packs at: http:bit.lyWCHRD3.

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