13 Jul 2017
An end-of-term music quiz that’s fast-moving and sometimes humorous, with plenty of opportunity for thoughtful discussion and expression of opinion.
14 Jun 2017
Explore how acting with humanity can make a difference to people affected by the London Bridge attack, and consider the role of emergency planning in reducing harm.
13 Jun 2017
Find out about young Syrians who practise Parkour – the sport of climbing, running and jumping around buildings. In addition, discuss luck and preparation in times of crisis with the story of a surfer who survived 32 hours at sea.
02 Jun 2017
How can primary teachers support children when shocking and distressing events appear in the news? This resource provides guidance and activities to help children explore their emotions.
24 May 2017
This edition encourages young people to consider ways that the public helped each other after the explosion in Manchester. It also explores the role of practical help and emotional support.
20 Apr 2017
Food shortages are hard to contemplate, but this edition of Newsthink provides thoughtful activities for approaching the current crises in East Africa and Yemen.
24 Mar 2017
Westminster has been the site of a sudden, unexpected attack. The heart of London saw loss of life and severe injuries, but also people moving to help and support one another.
15 Mar 2017
The world can change in an instant. What was once familiar and predictable can disappear suddenly. That was what happened in Oxford in February when people returned home to find that their apartment block had exploded.
08 Feb 2017
The ban on refugees and people from several countries entering the United States dominated news coverage. Explore the impact on the people affected, including two sisters who waited at an airport while their mother was detained.
25 Jan 2017
Like other forms of adversity, bad weather is an opportunity – to solve problems, help others, practise skills and build understanding. These activities cover topics from coping emotionally to calculating the cost–benefit of evacuation.
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