Greyhounds in Need are always looking for ways to engage young people with the galgos (Spanish greyhounds) that often live unhappy lives and are disposed of at the end of the hunting season in Spain, often cruelly and inhumanely. Taking inspiration from a knitting pattern for a galgo coat already on their website, we created… Continue reading Get knitting for the galgos
The latest lesson plan available from Shelter focuses on 'Our neighbourhood'. Supporting Geography, PSHE and English for 5-11 years, pupils are tasked with helping Anna and Teddy settle in to their new school and community, after finally being given a home of their own to live in. You can find the full range of free… Continue reading Shelter – Our Neighbourhood
I've been working on the new education website from the charity Greyhounds in Need (GiN) for many months and am delighted that it has finally launched. GiN are dedicated to the rescue of the Spanish galgo and an important aspect of their work focuses on the education of Spanish children about the plight of the galgo. The new… Continue reading Greyhounds in Need EDUCATION
Finally I can tell you all about GalGo! the new 'edutainment' app developed for Greyhounds in Need. As the leading greyhound rescue charity working in Spain, an important part of their work is educating young people about the plight of the galgos and challenging the perception many Spanish people have of these dogs. GalGo! is part of… Continue reading GalGo!
The Shelter schools programme is expanding and we have just added a brand new worksheet to the resource bank. The Which Home? worksheet is aimed at KS2 (7-11 years) and supports English, Maths and PSHE. A simple matching exercise, the activity is designed to encourage children to think about homes, space, conditions and affordability. In… Continue reading New Shelter worksheet – Which Home?
Are you wearing your Slippers to raise money for Shelter this year? To support fundraising in schools we developed four new fun, curriculum linked classroom activities for 4 -11 year old pupils around the theme of 'home'. The worksheets support D&T, PSHE, Art & Design, Science, English and Geography. For more information and to download your… Continue reading Slippers for Shelter
The Intellectual Property Office are celebrating the 40th birthday of the world-famous Aardman studios with their Cracking Ideas Competition 2016. I was delighted to work on the development of the curriculum-linked classroom resources for ages 4-11, designed to generate competition entries and support wider learning. Intellectual Property is a difficult topic for young children to… Continue reading Cracking Ideas!
The team at spybirthday.co.uk deliver fantastic spy themed birthday parties. However, English is not their first language and whilst they know what they want to say, they sometimes need some help saying it. It's not just checking grammar and punctuation, it's reworking sentences and making appropriate word choices as well. I help them write great content… Continue reading SpyBirthday.co.uk