Planning lessons for the term/s ahead?
Create some space in the timetable and use our list of awareness days and events (and accompanying teaching resources) to plan topical, engaging lessons.
We offer a range of resources on various topics which are suitable for primary and secondary teachers (covering ages 6–19).
|Holocaust Memorial Day
|Discuss memorials and how we can remember the atrocities of the past with our Holocaust Memorial Day resource (ages 11–16).
|National Heart Month
|Young people (ages 11–19) can learn the steps to take when helping someone who is having a heart attack in this first aid resource.
|Red Hand Day
|Raising awareness of the plight of children forced to serve as soldiers:
> Child soldier (ages 11–16)
> Rules of war (ages 14–16) – raise awareness of international laws governing what is and is not allowed in armed conflict.
|World Book Day
|A worldwide celebration of books and reading.
> Stigma and migration (ages 7–14) – includes a list of recommended books to help young people explore migration, stigma and discrimination.
> Refugees: identity (ages 11–19) – activities in this resource relate to the Over Under Sideways Down comic book.
|National Good Samaritan Day
|A day for unselfish actions to help those in need and to celebrate kindness. Use our resources to explore concepts such as the bystander effect – a situation where many people see someone in need of help but no-one steps forward to help.
> First aid learning for young people (ages 11–19) includes bystander activities
|World Water Day
|Raises awareness of the importance of clean, safe water for drinking and sanitation.
> Clean water – primary (ages 7–11)
> Clean water – secondary (ages 11–16)
|World Health Day
|Young people (aged 11–19) can learn about a range of health issues, including asthma, meningitis and other first aid skills with our first aid learning for young people resource.