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SMSC Newsletter - Focus on Awe & Wonder

 
 

There's a touch of awe and wonder in this month's newsletter, the kindness of a volunteer, the beauty of a butterfly and the strength of women choosing a career in engineering - amazing!

 
 

This month our Newsletter Grid has changed.  It's set up for SMSC, British Values and now has example Grids to provide evidence of RSE and  Physical Health and Mental Wellbeing (primary schools grids will differ). Your feedback is always welcome - click here to let me know what you think.

I've added this month's contributions to the Newsletter Grid.  To take a look at a full report just click 'Save to PDF'.

 

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Helping Hand

Volunteers Week is right at the beginning of June and it's a chance to say thank you to those wonderful people who volunteer their time to help others. It's also a good time to investigate volunteering opportunities.

 

Developing personal qualities and using social skills, understanding human feelings and emotions

 

Flutter by Butterfly

 

The 1st June 2019 is Butterfly Education and Awareness Day.  Butterfly numbers have seen a steady decrease in the past number of years which is worrying as they are an important part of our eco system. There are some wonderful butterfly farms and houses dotted around the UK to visit which show their full life cycle - here are a few.

 
 

Investigating moral values and ethical issues, experiencing fascination, awe and wonder.

 

One Step Closer

By the time World Environment Day rolls around on 5th June the UK will have been producing coal-free electricity for over a month for the first time since the industrial revolution. That's a mind-blowing statistic and takes the UK closer to zero carbon emissions from our electricity system.

 
 

Quality Air

 

The wonders of modern technology can now reveal real-time air quality worldwide! Quite an eye opener. https://waqi.info

 

Preparing for life in modern Britain, investigating moral values and ethical issues, understanding the consequences of actions, understanding how communities and societies function.

 

Self-Evaluation Innovation

iAbacus has been updated to accommodate the new Ofsted Framework 2019.

Complete with the new Personal Development heading, iAbacus can help to streamline whole school, departmental or personal performance evaluations. Click here for a Free trial.

 

Plastic Eating Fish

 

World Oceans Day - 8th June and the battle to keep plastic out of the ocean in Indonesia seems to be onto a winning streak with Goby the fish - I wonder when he'll be making an appearance on British shores.

 

Breaking it down

It seems that some of the bigger companies in the UK and abroad are starting to take some responsibility when it comes to biodegradable  products and Holland & Barratt who led the way by banning plastics in 2009 have another initiative by banning wet wipes from their stores.

 
 

Investigating moral values and ethical issues, understanding the consequences of actions, understanding how communities and societies function.

 

International Women in Engineering Day - 23rd June

 

I found the research on this fascinating, especially when I discovered that film star Hedy Lamarr invented remote controlled communications system for the U.S military during World War II. Take a look.

 

Women who have chosen a career in engineering, past and present are inspiring. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/women-in-engineering

 

Exploring, understanding and respecting diversity, developing personal qualities and using social skills, understanding how communities and societies function, experiencing fascination awe and wonder, using imagination and creativity in learning.

 

and finally .......

 
 

The Marvel Group, over the last ten years have produced one of the biggest fictional sources of SMSC ever brought to the silver screen.  The cast of characters may have been superheros, however, they still had spiritual and moral dilemmas to deal with, struggles with diversity and a huge social divide to deal with.

This amazing saga also gives us some great lessons to live by.

 

Exploring, understanding and respecting diversity, understanding and appreciating personal influences, investigating moral values and ethical issues, recognising right and wrong and applying it, understanding the consequences of actions, participating cooperating and resolving conflicts, understanding how communities and societies function, developing personal values and beliefs, experiencing fascination awe and wonder, exploring the values and beliefs of others, understanding human feelings and emotions

 

Bye for now

Tricia Cadman - T: 0115 942 8912 E: tricia@opeus.org

Technical Support

Diane T: 0115 942 8913 E: diane@opeus.org

Nick: T: 0115 942 8911 E: nick@opeus.org

iAbacus

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Chris: T: 0115 942 8910 E: chris@opeus.org

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Nick Robinson,
19 Jul 2019, 03:40
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