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International Day of Music

30/09/19
Use this video from the the Virtual Choir to celebrate the International Day of Music (01 October) with your learners.  The virtual, international choir is the creation of Eric Whitacre and this song, ‘Sleep’, includes the voices of 1999 singers from 58 countries.  All the members of the choir recorded themselves in their own homes.  Can your learners guess how the recording was created and where the singers came from? (Image taken from the Virtual Choir website)

World Origami Day

30/10/19
Use this video from Great Big Story to introduce your learners to how origami is being used in science (World Origami Day is on 11 November).  Inventor, Manu Prakash, designed this cheap but effective microscope to make it possible for people anywhere to look at tiny things, a task which helps to understand bigger problems.  It’s called a Foldscope, is portable, light and more than 500,000 are being used around the world.  Can your learners think of other ways origami can be used in Science? (Image taken from a video by Great Big Story on the YouTube website)

Reduce, reuse, recycle song

30/10/19
This catchy song from Numberock about reducing, reusing and recycling can be used with your learners to learn about how to take better care of the environment.  It has lots of tips on how to reduce, reuse and recycle different materials.  You can sing the song in class or in assembly as the Numberock website has the lyrics.  It also has a useful infographic with specific data related to recycling and some recycling games and activities.  It’s a great way to learn about recycling through music. (Image taken from the numberock.com website)
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