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Safer Internet Day with Purple Mash (9th February)

Jan. 29, 2021

Over the years, Safer Internet Day (SID) has become a landmark event in the online safety calendar, with schools across the world getting involved to create a safer environment for all online. Now celebrated in over 150 countries worldwide, and in its 18th year, Safer Internet Day (9th February) aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues and chooses a topic reflecting current concerns. This year the theme is: ‘An internet we trust: Exploring reliability in the online world’.

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International Women and Girls Day in Science

Jan. 29, 2021

In 2016, the UN declared 11 February as International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The main reason for this declaration was to encourage more girls and women to take up jobs in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (also known as the STEM subjects). Figures show that although there's no significant difference in ability between boys and girls in maths and science, less than 35 per cent of graduates in STEM subjects worldwide are women and there are even fewer in engineering and information technology.

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National Storytelling Week - 30th Jan - 6th Feb

Jan. 14, 2021

National Society of Storytelling is a UK-based society founded in 1993. Open to anyone with an interest in the form, they coordinate National Storytelling Week, which this year runs from the 30th January to the 6th February. Their mission is to promote the oral tradition of storytelling which was the very first way of communicating life experiences and the creative imagination.

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Mash of the Month

Jan. 13, 2021

Each month we will be highlighting a #MashoftheMonth, this will focus on a tool or application within Purple Mash and how it can be used within the classroom to support learning across the curriculum. During the month, if you share how you have used #MashoftheMonth, you will then be entered into a draw to win a 2Simple Goody Bag!

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Holocaust Memorial Day - 27th January

Jan. 11, 2021

Holocaust Memorial Day on 27th January is a day to remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, alongside the millions of other people killed under Nazi persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Dafur.

‘Don’t be content in your life just to do no wrong, be prepared every day to try and do some good.’  Sir Nicholas Winton, who rescued 669 children from Nazi-occupied Europe

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