6 December 2011
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British Red Cross showcases resources and education show
The British Red Cross’ award-winning teaching resources on humanitarian education and first aid will be showcased at London’s premier education exhibition this weekend (December 9 and 10).
Visitors to the Red Cross stand at the TES Resources show will be able to chat to the charity’s passionate staff and learn more about their education resources that make life easier for teachers. They can also subscribe to the charity’s Newsthink bulletin service which contains free downloadable assembly and classroom schemes.
Karen Gravell, the British Red Cross humanitarian education officer, said: “We have an updated catalogue of resources on topical material covering themes of conflict, disasters, diversity and health, which will be on show at the weekend exhibition.”
“Our latest lesson plans provide background information and structured activities to help students explore their thoughts on the impending winter season, alcohol abuse and first aid during the festive holidays, as well as road traffic accidents.
“We are continually working to offer current teaching resources to help teachers explore humanitarian issues and develop life saving skills with students.”
The British Red Cross offers downloadable lesson plans and teaching materials for teachers in many subjects such as citizenship, geography, history and PSHE on its website (http://www.redcross.org.uk/education). Last year alone there were more than 30,000 downloads of the resources.
This year the charity has been campaigning to get first aid and humanitarian education onto the schools curriculum, and has set up an online petition, allowing teachers and parents to register their support.
The TES Resources show covers all stages from early years to primary to secondary and will be taking place at the Business Design Centre in London. The show is an essential opportunity for teachers and stakeholders in education to learn, network and shop for the latest books, arts and crafts, teaching aids and services for all stages of the curriculum.
For more information on the British Red Cross online humanitarian education and first aid resources, please visit www.redcross.org.uk/education
Notes to editors
•For press enquires, images or to arrange an interview, please contact Henry Makiwa on 078 774 99038/ Hmakiwa@redcross.org.uk
•The TES Education show will be held at the Business Design Centre, London 9 – 10 December 2011 http://www.teachingexhibitions.co.uk
•To support the Red Cross online petition to include Humanitarian Education and First Aid in the schools curriculum please visit: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Our-advocacy-work/Pupil-citizen-lifesaver