March is always a busy month for special days, so as a parting gift before half term, we wanted to let you know what we’ve got ‘coming soon’!
Hour of Code: 3rd – 9th March
The Hour of Code is an initiative that’s come from the United States, and hopes to inspire as many pupils, teachers and parents to spend an hour learning code between 3rd and 9th March as possible.
We’re proud to be supporting Code.org.uk with Hour of Code and will be releasing the much-anticipated freemium version of our new Computing module to coincide with the event, ensuring teachers with all levels of programming experience have content at hand for the week. What’s more, we’ll be publishing brand new Topical Resources, created specifically for Hour of Code, to give you some ideas on what to cover in the ‘hour’.
World Book Day: 6th March
March wouldn’t be the same without World Book Day. We know schools love it, and it just gets bigger and better every year!
We’ll be supporting the event with brand new Topical Resources focussed on the six books that are being discounted to a £1 for primary school aged children.
National Science and Engineering Week: 14th – 23rd March
This year’s theme for schools taking part in the National Science and Engineering Week is ‘Explore the Future’ and we’ll have a bumper set of Topical Resources to help you with your lessons.
Whether you’re looking at green issues, technology, inventions and exploration, or space, we’ll have Fact Sheets, Lesson Plans, Activity Sheets and ThinkIts galore to help you and your pupils think outside the box!
Sport Relief: 21st – 23rd March
Raising money for Sport Relief is a great way to get your whole school active and there are lots of ways to get involved. From selling the super-stylish Sport Relief Wristbands to taking part in a Sport Relief Mile, be it an official one or one specifically for your pupils.
We’ll be releasing Topical Resources to help you with the day and hopefully help you raise awareness and money for this fantastic cause.
Wow, we said it was a busy month with lots to cover, so do let us take on some of the lesson planning for you! To be first to get updates on all the above, make sure you keep an eye on the blog and follow us on Twitter (@educationcityuk) and Facebook!