Extra curricular




Empowering pupils to campaign for change

Unicef is offering teachers and schools access to free resources to empower young people to learn about their rights and to develop the skills to be able to campaign for change. Jess Bool explains



Bouncebackability lesson plans

A series of a free lesson plans featuring characters from the Beano has been launched to help primary schools tackle issues of mental health and wellbeing.


Into Film Festival 2019

Themes at the 2019 Into Film Festival include climate change, rebellion and mental wellbeing among others. The event runs from November 6 to 22 and is curriculum-linked. Sam Wilson explains


Weather and climate resources

The Met Office has launched a schools programme to help young people understand and prepare for the impact of weather and climate on their communities.


Into Film Festival 2018

This year’s Into Film Festival takes place from November 7 to 23 and schools can already book their free places. Sam Wilson introduces this year’s programme



Arts and Minds 2018

?UK schools are being invited to join the fight against racism, prejudice and hate by taking part in the annual Arts and Minds competition.


Online safety film competition

Online safety charity Childnet International is challenging young people aged seven to 18 to create a short film to educate their peers about staying safe online.




World’s largest chess competition

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The Delancey UK Schools’ Chess Challenge has run every year for the last 22 years and has grown into the world’s largest chess competition



The Big Vote

Primary pupils are being invited to participate in The Big Vote to determine the issue of greatest concern to our nation’s children.


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



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.


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