Teaching resources

School students to become Earth Observation researchers through UK Space Agency funded project

Currently in its pilot phase and set to roll out to other schools in Spring 2018, the Institute for Research in Schools (IRIS) has launched MELT, a project that offers students the chance to contribute to the understanding of our planet’s environmental changes. The UK Space Agency has provided a …

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120,000 children set to benefit from £1.6 million investment in Heritage Schools programme

The Department for Education yesterday (Tuesday 10 April 2018) announced £1.6 million for Historic England’s award-winning Heritage Schools programme, allowing the scheme to continue for the next two years. Thanks to Heritage Schools, half a million children have already taken part in a range of stimulating projects including creating local …

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Aquafresh to launch Inventors’ Academy competition for all UK primary schools on 26th March

On the 26th of March, Aquafresh will be launching its Inventors Academy competition, giving schools the opportunity to win £1,000 worth of equipment and a whole class sleepover at the Science Museum. Open to every primary school within the UK, the competition encourages teachers to focus on the importance of …

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Primary school children to celebrate Shakespeare’s timeless stories

This March, from 12th-18th, more than two million primary school children across the UK will be celebrating Shakespeare’s timeless stories and poetry as part of Shakespeare Week.  The free scheme for primary school children and their families is run by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, the independent charity that promotes the …

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Historic England asks teachers to explore our prehistory with new resources

Historic England has created a new free online resource designed to help teachers explore the story of Britain’s prehistory with their pupils. Spanning the entire period from the Stone Age to the Iron Age, the interactive timeline gives teachers a vivid visual representation of how Britain’s landscape and inhabitants changed …

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From Beowulf to Chaucer, the British Library makes 1,000 years of rich literary history freely available online

The British Library has made over 50 rare medieval manuscripts and early print editions, spanning 1,000 years of literary history, available for free on its Discovering Literature website. Highlights include: The single surviving manuscript of Beowulf, the longest epic poem in Old English The earliest autobiography in English, The Book …

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