Planning lessons for the term/s ahead?
Create some space in the timetable and use our list of awareness days and events (and accompanying teaching resources) to plan topical, engaging lessons.
We offer a range of resources on various topics which are suitable for primary and secondary teachers (covering ages 6 – 19).
National Storytelling Week: 30 January – 6 February
Teach children about flooding with the storytelling/literacy exercise in our emergency flood resource (suitable for ages 6 – 9).
Holocaust Memorial Day: 27 January
Red Hand Day: 12 February
Raising awareness of the plight of children forced to serve as soldiers.
World Book Day: 2 March
- Stigma and migration (suitable for ages 10 – 13) – includes a list of books that explore migration, stigma and discrimination.
- Over Under Sideways Down (suitable for ages 10 – 19) – a comic book about a young refugee's journey to the UK which helps students explore identity, alienation and the value of friendship.
National Good Samaritan Day: 13 March
A day for unselfish actions to help those in need and to celebrate kindness.
- First aid learning for young people (suitable for ages 11 – 19) includes activities about the bystander effect – a situation where many people see someone in need of help but no-one steps forward to help.
World Water Day: 22 March
World Health Day: 7 April
Young people (aged 11 – 19) can learn about a range of health issues, including asthma, meningitis and other first aid skills with our first aid learning for young people resource.