Websites

1st December 2000 at 00:00
The Worldwide Fund for Nature's new site at www.wwflearning. co.uk is intended to help teachers tackle education for sustainable development. It features "virtual exhibitions" of pupils' work, online teachers' courses and student debates, including the current forum with airline and airport managers and environmental experts for students aged 14 upwards, which ends on December 15. Schools registering for the forum can enter A and AS-level geography students in a national scholarship scheme to win cash prizes of pound;500 and a residential week investigating airport issues. Closing date: February 19. The scheme and a resource pack, "In the Air, On the Ground", price pound;19.99, are the result of an education business partnership with British Airways and the Aviation Environment Federation among others. Registration packs from Wendy Hardy, tel: 01483 426444, e-mail: whardy@wwfnet.org. Resources from: WWF-UK Education Distribution, PO Box 963, Slough SL2 3RS, tel: 01753 643104.

The European Children's Trust's @Home site at www.everychild. org.uk@home takes key stge 2 classes on a virtual tour of Moldova, where they find out how changes in its climate, economy and politics affect the lives of the children who live there. Packed with activities and downloadable lesson plans, access is free.

Anti Slavery's new site at www.antislavery.org provides coverage of slavery issues around the world, ideas for classroom activities and assemblies and a resources section giving an overview of Anti Slavery's library, historical archives and education packs, including "The Changing Face of Slavery" for key stage 3 students, price pound;15.

The Bible Society has provided downloadable resources at www.themiraclemaker.com to accompany "The Miracle Maker" video. Intended for ages seven-16 and 14-19, they include ideas for creative writing activities, drama, role play and games. VideoDVD details from Sarah Hooper, tel: 01793 418100.

The "reflect and pray" section of www.prayingeachday.org (Adobe Acrobat is required) provides assembly material based around the anniversaries of events, births, deaths and discoveries.


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