Diary Dates: March 2019

30 January 2019

Thursday 7 March 2019 - World Book Day - For all

World Book Day's message is all about the importance of sharing stories. The free Puffin World Book Day show will explore why stories are powerful and how they can change the world. All you need to watch is a screen, an internet connection and a classroom of budding authors and illustrators.

There'll be a draw-along with former Watersones Children's Laureate Chris Riddell, and interviews with authors Karyn Parsons (who you might also know as Hilary from The Fresh Prince of Bel Air) and Humza Ashard about how they transformed their family stories into novels. Plus there's going to be an epic rap battle AKA a Story Slam at the end which is not to be missed.

The show is suitable for children of all ages and lasts 30 minutes. You can watch throughout the day in the Shows section of this very website.

Friday 8 March 2019 - International Women's Day - KS2

Did you know that WIFI was invented by a glamorous Hollywood star? Or that the first computer programmer was a woman born in 1816This year's International Women's day theme is #BalanceForBetter which means everyone working together to build a gender-balanced world. Check out our Visionary Women Around the World Resource pack to discover some incredible women who've made their mark across the sciences, arts and sport.

Friday 8 - 17 March 2019 - British Science Week - EYFS/KS1

Citizen scientists unite! The annual ten day celebration of science, maths, engineering and technology - even the Very Hungry Caterpillar has munched his way into the official resource pack. Create a trail of printed fruits and vegetables inspired by this classic story.

 

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