DERBY CHRONICLE (formerly DERBYi)
Derby Chronicle is an online project born from promoting original Derby UK Information.
"Derby Chronicle is an in-depth online magazine which promotes local businesses, events and people including refreshing views and promotions. It is there for everyone no matter how large or small so make sure you benefit from the many opportunities that are now ready for you. We are looking for your views and items past, present and more importantly the future. So, if you want to make the most of this wonderful opportunity to promote anything and everything to “Derby UK on Beyond” contact us today.
In February 2016 we launched this site as a place to host content which represent Derby and its surrounding areas in a positive way. Every good brand or organisation has a reason for why they do what they do. We’re passionate about ‘doing good and giving people good/original information’. It’s at the core of what Derbyi does and what it represents.
We are an ambitious local website looking to grow the “Derby Chronicle” over the coming months and if you have anything you would like to be included on the Derby Chronicle or would like to advertise with us, please email email@example.com
Enjoy: http://www.derbychronicle.co.uk "
It has been recently reported on BBC News that many students and staff are being exposed to asbestos in older school buildings - more info via this link: www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38179741
Asbestos was extensively used as a building material in the UK from the 1950s through to the mid-1980s. It was used for a variety of purposes, typically fireproofing and insulation. Any building built before 2000 (houses, factories, offices, schools, hospitals etc) can contain asbestos.
In 2007 a ‘CLASP' working group was set up to advise on the potential asbestos fibre release in CLASP and other similar system built schools. Guidance on the management of asbestos in system build premises was first published in 2007 and revised in 2008.
We have recently been contacted by Virgil Anderson, who was recently diagnosed with mesothelioma, which is a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. He has asked us to share information about asbestos recycling: https://mesothelioma.net/recycling-asbestos/
We have also been sent this link, which may be of help to anyone looking for more information about the causes of Malignant Mesothelioma: https://mesoinformation.org/malignant-mesothelioma-causes/
THINK BEFORE YOU DRINK: The environmental cost of bottled water
Insinkerator have put together an informative infographic about the environmental cost of bottled water. Some very interesting facts!
Check it out here: http://insinkerator.co.uk/uk/page/environmental-cost-of-bottled-water
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATHS (STEM): USEFUL RESOURCES FROM TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION (US-BASED)
The following link was sent to us by Technology Education and, although a lot of the information is US-based, there are lots of useful links and transferable information - please take a look: http://www.technologyeducation.org/stem-resources/
USEFUL RECYCLING/SUSTAINABILITY LINKS
The following links were very kindly suggested to us by Erin Edwards ...
1. The eco-friendly guide to recycling electronic waste: http://www.aerial-direct.co.uk/guide-recycling-electriconic-waste/
2. Recycling activities for home and school: http://www.recycling-guide.org.uk/resources.html
3. The Complete Guide to Eco-Friendly Lighting: http://www.keslighting.co.uk/guide-eco-friendly-home-lighting/index.html
4. The Ultimate Guide to Sustainability and Recycling for Kids: https://www.petitfashion.com/recycling/
SCHOOL RECYCLING SCHEMES
Helpful suggestions, sent to us by Louise, a volunteer at Community Initiatives (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Community Initiatives are looking to encourage students and parents across the UK to recycle more.
The following link may be of interest to you:
Empty toner/ink cartridges: www.stinkyinkshop.co.uk/pages/recycling-empty-cartridges
Unwanted textiles: www.bag2school.com/u/k/home/
BBC WORLD CLASS
School partnerships project from the BBC - features global citizenship resources and school assembly kits.
Join the Commonwealth Class today!
NELSON MANDELA RESOURCES
Global Dimension website have some very helpful resources, to help teachers explain about the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela.
18 July is Nelson Mandela's birthday, and in November 2009, the UN General Assembly declared 18 July Nelson Mandela International Day in recognition of the former South African President’s contribution to the culture of peace and freedom. It is a call to action for people everywhere to take responsibility for making the world a better place, one small step at a time, just as Nelson Mandela did.
You can find further information about the Day, and about Mandela's life, on the UN's Nelson Mandela International Day web pages (http://www.un.org/en/events/mandeladay/) and also on the Nelson Mandela Foundation website (http://www.nelsonmandela.org/).
The BBC website has a range of information about Nelson Mandela that could be useful in helping you celebrate this day in school. There is a profile of Mandela (http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/mandela_nelson.shtml) in its 'historic figures' section. There are also various film clips on aspects of Mandela's life in the BBC Learning Zone.
Another great site to explore is the Nelson Mandela Digital Archive (http://archives.nelsonmandela.org/).
ACTIONAID - FREE RESOURCES!
FREE resources for all Key Stages, including lesson ideas, activities, assemblies, etc.
EDEOS - ANIMATED ONLINE VIDEOS
Last year, Edeos produced a short animated video clip which gives an overview about Human Rights.
Since the video did find a huge audience in the World Wide Web, they decided to produce three more in-depth clips about the same topic. Each of them deals with one of the three dimensions of Human Rights.
In addition, a number of cross-cutting issues are explained. For example, the history of Human Rights, the role of NGOs such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, or the problems of the Human Rights system.
Together the overview clip and the three specific clips provide a profound knowledge about Human Rights.
The first clip focuses on the first dimension, the Civil and Political Rights. It also shows how Human Rights evolved as well as where human rights are violated today and by whom.
It can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3L4r47WiqMw
The clips are licensed as Creative Commons. They can be used and distributed for free, for example as educational material, on social media channels or embedded on websites and blogs. If you like it- please share!
Additional information about the project: http://www.edeos.org/en/projects.html
The clips will be subsequently translated and released in several languages (German, Spanish, French, Arabic)
If you want to stay informed about the project and the other clips of the human rights series, please subscribe to their social media channels:
StreetBank is a website that allows you to see all that your neighbours are giving share, loan or give away. It lets you see everything in your square mile that your neighbours are offering. We think it could help to build the community, save money and help the environment all in one.
STAR4AFRICA - SCHOOL2SCHOOL PROGRAMME
STAR4Africa are a school linking charity, linking schools in the UK and Africa.
They are currently looking to recruit new schools onto their School2school programme.
If you would like to discuss this, please contact: Projects@STAR4Africa.org.uk
RECYCLING FOR KIDS!
We received some great feedback, from Clare Ventura, on our Green Flag for Development on-line resources!
"I just wanted to write in and say thanks for publishing such a great site on recycling. I am really pleased about the number of links in addition to the great content available on (the website - now expired). I'm very keen on teaching my daughters about the wonders of recycling and how it can help the environment. I spent hours online looking for a good resource until I discovered your website. It was a breeze going through your page - you really did a good job here. Such a big help for a busy father like me. Now your site is just a click away from my bookmark.
I am hoping that you continue to maintain your page and as a simple token of my gratitude, I'd like to give you an educational website that I know would be a very good addition to your list. I also use http://www.startlocal.com.au/articles/educational_recycling.html as reference; it is also good source of information on educating kids about recycling.
I hope I was able to help you in some way because you surely did help me by making my job easier. Love to know if you found my suggestions helpful."
WORLD WATER DAY RESOURCES
Blue Gold - full version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38e0c-oW3LY
Matching Game: How Much Water?: https://www.epa.gov/ground-water-and-drinking-water/matching-game-how-much-water
REAL COOL FUTURES!
How could you use your talent, skills and passions to join the Climate Revolution?
Have you ever considered whether the work you do could be part of the solution to climate change? Across the UK, more people than ever before are using their talents to work in jobs that have a positive impact on climate change and sustainability.
Eden Project's website - created too surprise and inspire you!
FREE WATER-THEMED EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
Bring WaterAid's work to life this term and get your school involved.
RESOURCES FOR 21ST CENTURY TEACHING AND LEARNING!
These lesson plans are designed to help teachers help students develop 21st century skills while exploring global themes.
Each lesson is customizable, uses the project-based learning methodology, and lists learning outcomes, age appropriateness, technology and time requirements.
Library of many thought-provoking cartoons on subjects such as: aid & trade, conflict & war, consumerism, corporate rule & democracy, the environment, wealth & poverty, etc.
FACE BRITAIN COMPETITION (4-16 YEARS)
VIEW UPLOADED SELF PORTRAITS FROM 2012 COMPETITION
Based on the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to be inspired by the arts from an early age, Face Britain is a groundbreaking collaborative national art project to inspire and engage young people across the UK.
KS2 - RIOTS OF SUMMER 2011
An important lesson that will help children debate and make sense of events in August 2011.
The learning activities include role play to develop empathy and resistance to negative peer pressure.
(Go Givers registration required - this is free of charge.)
DISTURBANCES IN ENGLISH CITIES
Red Cross have produced three activities looking at different aspects of the disturbances in English cities during August.
Like all their materials, these resources are neutral and impartial.
A GLOBAL DIMENSION TO FOOD TECHNOLOGY!
Videos: Tortillas, Chapatis, Bread and More Around the World
These videos make for an interesting resource about food from around the world (many similarities).
The Citizenship Foundation are an independent education and participation charity that aims to encourage and enable individuals to engage in democratic society.
Founded in 1989, their work focuses in particular on developing young people's citizenship skills, knowledge and understanding of the law, democracy and public life. Check out their website for more information: http://citizenshipfoundation.org.uk/
FREE RESOURCES FROM ONE WORLD WEEK - FAITH
On-line resources produced by One World Week.
FREE AUDIO RESOURCES TO DOWNLOAD FROM SOUNDAFFECTS
SoundAffects Education Topics are built around professionally-recorded audio of children in the global South, describing the detail of their daily lives. Samples of these resources can be downloaded from their website - just go to www.soundaffects.org.uk and sign up by clicking the button located in the top left of the page, then download your free lessons.
RESOURCES FROM PRACTICAL ACTION - SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING
Developed for the 14-19 years engineering diploma in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Engineering - consists of eight practical activities students carry out which raise their awareness and understanding of how important sustainability issues are in engineering. They can also be adapted to look at sustainability issues in science and design and technology so please do take a look.
RESOURCES FROM PRACTICAL ACTION - IMAGE GALLERY
Image Gallery: A collection of images from developing countries divided into topics including transport, climate change, farming and recycling. Each image is embedded in a word doc so is easy to cut and paste and comes with a brief description. Go to www.practicalaction.org.uk/education/image-gallery to view the resource.
RESOURCES FROM PRACTICAL ACTION - SMALL IS CHALLENGE
Looking for a great challenge for Key Stages 2 & 3?
In celebration of their founder, Fritz Schumacher’s centenary year Practical Action are inviting schools to take part in our Small Is...Challenge. Schumacher’s philosophy was based on the idea that even a small change can have a big impact on people’s lives. The challenge for students is to look at technologies from the last 100 years and invent a product that could help us all lead a more sustainable future.
RESOURCES FROM PRACTICAL ACTION - SQUASHED TOMATO CHALLENGE
A fun hands-on and brains-on challenge for KS2-5
Challenge your students to take on a real life problem affecting people in Nepal.
The challenge can provide a focus for National Science and Engineering Week (March); be used as a STEM or science club activity; enhance a lesson on forces/friction/levers; form the basis of an enrichment day, provide an activity for SEAL and PLTS and be the starting point for a range of cross-curricular activities.
NEW BRITISH RED CROSS RESOURCES
Are you looking for imaginative teaching tools that are simple to use? You'll find them here - free resources, ideal for citizenship and PSHE teaching, tutor time and across the curriculum.
NEW FREE CHEMBAKOLLI TEACHING RESOURCES, FROM ACTION AID
ActionAid have recently launched a new, up-to-date Chembakolli web section containing lots of free materials to help primary teachers teach about life and change in a village in India.