Extra curricular

Into Film Festival 2017

The annual Into Film Festival takes place in November with 3,000 free screenings and events. It is the world’s largest film education festival. Sam Wilson looks at what’s on this year



Healthy enterprise

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Drive up “5-a-day” with a child-led healthy tuck shop. Healthy tuck shops are popping up nationwide, delivering far-reaching benefits.



Into Film Festival 2016

The Into Film Festival takes place from November 9 to 25 with more than 3,000 free screenings for schools as well as a host of workshops and other activities. Key themes this year include diversity, wellbeing and anti-bullying. Festival artistic director Sam Wilson explains more


Electricity: Going Totally Unplugged

Could you last a day in school with no electricity? Head Tom Parkin introduces his school’s ‘No Electricity Days’, which teach children to value energy resources and reduce carbon footprints. He is now after other schools to join the initiative...


Practical Pre-School Awards 2015

This year’s Practical Pre-School Awards took place last week. The awards – hosted by Headteacher Update's sister titles Practical Pre-School and Primary Teacher Update – have a strong reputation for recognising the best in educational resources, toys, equipment, books, multimedia and many other ...



Sport Relief 2016

Schools are being urged to get involved with Sport Relief, which takes place again next year on March 18.



Champions of Change

Champions of Change, an education initiative tailored for early years, primary and secondary schools, is aiming to allow young people to take the lead in fundraising.


Active, engaged and happy children

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Movesdance.com is a completely new and cost-effective way to get your whole school more active. Children love to be active through music and dance, but for many teachers who lack confidence in this area, it can be one step too far.


Shakespeare Week 2015

It is hoped that as many as one million five to 11-year-olds will take part in next year’s Shakespeare Week, which is planned to run from March 16 to 22.


SPONSORED SERVICE: Scout Activity Centres

Do something different with Scout Activity Centres. The thrill of being away from home, the anticipation of the midnight feast and the sheer adrenaline of new experiences. Overnight residentials rank among the most potent and positive memories of school.


SPONSORED PRODUCT: Kites for Schools

What makes my kite fly? Does the tail matter? What is the best shape for a kite? Kites for Schools, who have been making and flying kites for around 40 years, answer some commonly asked questions from the kite-flying pupils and schools they work with.


SPONSORED PRODUCT: Hens for Hire

“We contacted Hens for Hire and discussed our ideas with them and within a few weeks our hens had arrived, staff trained and we had our first eggs! We have now had our two chickens for nearly a year, and I have to say how fantastic an experience this is for our children."


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