Timely tips for the Cenotaph;Letter;News and opinion

26th November 1999 at 00:00
PERHAPS Adrian Mourby (TES, November 12) should have considered Ted's Likely Teaching Tips:

1. Why do so few servicemen lay wreaths at the Cenotaph?

2. Why do so many different civilian Commonwealth representatives lay wreaths?

3. Why is a former London bus driver one of the first to lay a wreath?

4. Why does the Chief Rabbi and other religious leaders stand so close to the Cenotaph?

5. Why do all the older ex-servicemen appear to be so sad when they are interviewed?

6. Now look at all the people at the end of Whitehall. Have there been any other wars beyond the two World Wars which they might have taken part in? Are they soldiers or civilians?

7. Can you see any former female members of the services at the end of Whitehall?

8. Why does the Prince of Wales look so sad?

Music section

9. Describe the music. (Note: No Spice Girls. Introduce the words sombre and reflective.)

10. What do the army musicians do in wartime? (Note: they are trained medical assistants who care for the wounded and dying of all sides. Extension paper - Geneva Convention.)

IT section

11. On the Internet see if you can find any of the 40 or so wars taking place as you read this.

Paul Brunyee, 3, Broughton Rise, Malton, North Yorkshire

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now