This free teaching resource is designed for use by English, Welsh, science and PSE teachers. It combines teaching about cancer research with poetry and digital literacy. The pack is aimed at key stage three (age 11 - 14) and aligns with the national curriculum. The resource may also be of interest to homeschoolers and youth groups. Please sign up below in order to receive a copy of the education pack by email. This project delivers three key activities:
Raising awareness of cancer, this quiz asks children to consider and discuss personal attitudes and beliefs and feel comfortable and confident about contributing and communicating ideas. Revealing the answers provides factual information about cancer and helps children understand the risks posed by UV, smoking and poor diets.
In a world full of misinformation, it is vital that we are all able to assess the validity of claims we find online or in the media. This activity explores techniques to analyse the information we find on blogs, social media and in the press.
Poetry activity & competition
Children are asked to imagine they are a cancer researcher and come up with a poem. This not only inspires future career pathways in both science and literature, but also improves literacy skills. We have developed two film poems (below) with Ifor ap Glyn (National Poet of Wales) and Owen Sheers to help inspire. Schools will also have the opportunity to enter their pupils poems into a competition for the chance to win £150 book tokens for their schools. The winners will also have their poem displayed publicly at a research facility to inspire scientists and patients. Please download the resources below for full competition details. The competition deadline has been extended to 18 May 2021.
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