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Teacher’s Post – Issue 36

Teacher's Post Magazine Cover for Issue 36

In this issue

  • Amy the artist
  • Sarah’s second Tough Mudder
  • Sunset Before the Storm
  • Great British Films feature on Special Stamps
  • World Book Day at Murston Junior School
  • Topics in Tudor History
  • Museum on Track

 

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Enterprise Skills Day Challenge

Overview

The purpose of these materials is to raise awareness amongst students not only of the importance of enterprise education but also of the innate talents they already have in this increasingly important area of lifelong learning. Enterprise education is a key learning outcome of the statutory requirement to deliver work-related learning at KS4. The core capabilities of enterprise, financial, business and economic understanding are well illustrated by Royal Mail: an organisation that has had to respond to a changing world for longer than most. A passion for effective communication in all its forms underpins the organisation. For that reason this project encompasses a wide range of interrelated skills, from functional literacy to thinking and learning strategies essential to independent, risk-taking and enterprising attitudes.

These materials offer a flexible and adaptable package of support to those schools wishing to launch or extend their current provision for enterprise education. They may be used in a variety of ways and with students of KS3 to KS4.

 

Lead Lessons

The Lead Lessons are based around a series of awareness-raising exercises. They can all be used as preparation to the main day’s activities and should be selectively employed according to the perceived needs of the pupils.

 

Teamworking

A practical activity to help pupils focus on working together and assigning roles.

 

Problem-solving

Learning how to approach problems and develop flexible thinking using different perspectives.

 

Grand Designs

Helping pupils select appropriate choices from a range of options and match audience and purpose.

 

All Change

A practical activity where pupils learn how to accept change and manage it effectively.

 

Route-ways

An activity to help students develop skills in comparing and evaluating different options.

 


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Enterprise Skills Pack – 1. Introduction – PDF

Royal Mail Enterprise Skills Day - 1

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Enterprise Skills Pack – 2. Main Enterprise Day - PDF

Royal Mail Enterprise Skills Day - 2

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Enterprise Skills Pack – 3. Main Enterprise Day - PDF

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Royal Mail Enterprise Skills Day - 3

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Enterprise Skills Pack – 4. Lead Lessons - PDF

Royal Mail Enterprise Skills Day - 4

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Enterprise Skills Pack – 5. Lead Lessons Resources - PDF

Royal Mail Enterprise Skills Day - 5

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Enterprise Skills Pack – 6. Follow-up Activities - PDF

Royal Mail Enterprise Skills Day - 6

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Enterprise Skills Pack – 7. Follow-up Activities Resources - PDF

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Enterprise Skills Pack – 8. Main Enterprise Day – PowerPoint

Royal Mail Enterprise Skills Day - 8

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Enterprise Skills Pack – 9. Lead Lessons – PowerPoint

Royal Mail Enterprise Skills Day - 9

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Enterprise Skills Pack – 10. Follow-up Lessons – PowerPoint

Royal Mail Enterprise Skills Day - 10

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Enterprise Skills Pack – All files in a ZIP

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Christmas Stamp Competition – 2013

In 2013 Royal Mail set children across the UK the very important task of designing this year’s Christmas stamps.

The two winners have now been chosen and the designs by Molly Robson, aged 7, and Rosie Hargreaves will now feature on our First and Second Christmas stamps.

Christmas 1st - 2013 Christmas 2nd - 2013

Their fantastic designs were chosen from 240,000 entries and were selected by a panel of judges including His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.

We’ve also created a gallery to showcase the amazing pictures we received from children across the UK, aged 4-11 years-old, in response to the question ‘What does the Christmas season mean to you?’.

 

Resources

Website

http://www.royalmailstampcompetition.com

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Produce a new TV advert for Royal Mail

Overview

This resource gets student’s thinking about marketing activities that happen on a day to day level at Royal Mail and also the services that the Royal Mail offer. You can set your students an activity where they are required to create a new TV advert for Royal Mail’s postal service. The advert could be 30 seconds long and could be based around one of the following scenarios.

  1. A customer has just purchased a product online and is having it delivered to their home, but they are only going to be home until 12 noon.
  2. A family member is sending another family member a Birthday card, and wants it to get their quickly.

 

Alternatively you can create your own scenarios for students.

The aim is for students to:

  1. Produce a small research report on the different postal services available to businesses and others.
  2. Decide with justification which postal service they are going to choose for there scenario.
  3. Produce a small script or movie board for the advert.