Welcome back to school everyone! We hope you had a restful Easter break and are ready to get stuck into the next school term. If you joined us for our free holiday club, it was super to see you and we look forward to the next time we meet up for holiday fun. We would like to thank Kitchen Social, Topsy-Turvy and Tanzii TV for a week of great fun and look forward to next time we meet already.
We have workshops from Tanzii TV available in July so let us know if you would like to get involved
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It is so surprising how quickly the term is moving forward and we grow closer and closer to the end of the academic year. Not before we tackle SATS, Celebrate the coronation and Ramadan and of course graduate.
Did you know this week is Earth Day! Invest in Our Planet this week by bringing discussions around our Earth into your classroom.
If you didn't have plans for Earth Day already? Don't worry, we have you covered. Firstly, Into Film+ has a whole host of educational long and short films and documentaries to bring conversations about our Earth into the classroom. We also have teaching resources, such as our Eco Explorers resource, to help structure your lessons for you.
Earth Day is coming up this week on the 22 April. This year's theme is Invest in Our Planet which aims to focus on engaging governments, institutions, businesses, and the more than 1 billion citizens who participate annually in Earth Day to do their part. So with this in mind, such conversations should be front and centre in all young people’s education, not only to inform them of climate change’s impact, but to provide inspiration on how we can all respond and adapt, and that everyone is accountable.
And Into film proves that film is the perfect medium to inspire young people!
So Check out EARTH DAY FILMS ON INTO FILM+
Eve, 11-16 years
This short documentary shows how nine-year-old Eve and her family live amongst nature, growing food from the ground and co-existing in a rural community. Eve is passionate about environmental issues and the film also follows her involvement in activism. This documentary discusses the many ways sustainability can be practiced and asks questions about how social norms impact environmental action.
Watch Eve with Into Film+
The Martian, 12
When an exploration assignment to Mars is struck by a violent storm, the crew is forced to abandon the mission - leaving behind astronaut Mark Watney who is forced against the odds to find a way of surviving. The Martian is a great film to watch as part of Science, Biology and PSHE lessons and discuss ways of using and creating new resources, sustainability and biowaste management.
Watch The Martian with Into Film+
Free Solo, 12
This documentary chronicles Alex Honnold's attempt to be the first person ever to free solo climb Yosemite's 3,200ft high El Capitan rock. Free solo is an inspirational celebration of one of the most daring acts in the history of extreme sports, all captured in incredible detail with exquisite, close-up camera work.
Watch Free Solo with Into Film+
In this sweet coming-of-age tale about friendship and growing up, two sea monsters disguised as teenage boys explore an Italian seaside town and decide to compete in its annual triathlon competition. The film also provides a gentle introduction to Italian culture and language-learning.
Watch Luca with Into Film+
Our year 5 had a great time at Finastra at the end of last half term in preparation for Earth Day taking part in a future solutions Hackathon and this term we will be producing sustainability focused art in school for a competition with our supporters at Axis. If you would like to visit Finastra and get involved yourselves this opportunity is available through the summer term so please let us know as there are coding and financial education opportunities available throughout.
We will also be working at Hallfield on creating art for public sharing and continuing the theme with workshops throughout the summer term. Getting creative is a big priority for us so we will be working throughout the upcoming terms on public art with our friends at the Canal Cavalcade, Paddington Central and Axis.
If direct action is more your style, we are organising an upcoming community litter pick with Queens Park Council and will be doing Urban Gardening in the run up to summer so let us know if you’d like to get involved?