At a glance headlines: November 13, 2014


Resources to mark the First World War centenary as well as the 70th anniversary of the ending of the Holocaust are among the SecEd At a glance headlines for November 13, 2014.

Anne’s inspiration

Seventy years after Anne Frank’s final diary entry, a website entitled Generation Diary has been launched aimed at building the biggest collective digital diary in the world. Run by the Anne Frank Trust, the online diary is being written by UK teenagers aged from 13 to 15 – the ages during which Anne Frank wrote her own famous diary. Students are being invited to submit their own diary entries as part of the year-long project, with a range of spot prizes on offer. Visit:

Holocaust teaching

To mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust, a free downloadable teaching pack has been launched. Exploring the Holocaust has been created by the Holocaust Educational Trust after consultation with hundreds of teachers. It is aimed at key stage 3 (S2 in Scotland) and offers 15 lessons examining, among other things, the historical events, their ethical implications, and the Holocaust’s contemporary relevance. Visit:

First World War

The First World War education resource based on literature associated with the conflict has been published. The CILIP School Libraries Group has created the pack to encourage students to read, explore and discuss the books. There are 14 titles in total within the pack, which can be used by English and history teachers. The pack is free for members and costs £5 for non-members. Visit:

Mental health

The third in a series of guides focused on supporting young people’s mental health and wellbeing has been published by the Right Here programme – which is backed by the Mental Health Foundation and the Paul Hamlyn Trust. The free guides target those who commission services for young people and those involved in youth and education work with adolescents. Visit:

Epilepsy support

The charity, Epilepsy Action, has launched a free online course aimed at teachers, support and SEN staff. It offers advice and guidance about how to support pupils with the condition, including first aid for seizures and information about its impact on education. Epilepsy affects one in 242 young people. Visit:

Science grants

Schools have until 9am on November 26 to submit applications for grants for activities to help them mark British Science Week. Taking place from March 13 next year, the event aims to celebrate British STEM achievements and promote career pathways. Grants are available from the British Science Association for schools in challenging circumstances. There are also specific grants for schools in Wales and in Scotland. Visit:


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