We are a Picture News Advocate School!
We have been using Picture News in school for several years now. Each Friday morning, we share the Picture News in classes, using the excellent online resources. The children - of all ages - engage really well with the images and the topics covered; the topics are always really current and relevant.
We also have a prominent display in the entrance to school, which shows the 'Big Picture' for each week and asks the children for their ideas or comments about this.
In addition, we share the Weekly Picture News with our families at home through our weekly bulletin and via our school website, so the issues can also be considered and discussed at home.
Picture News enables us to deliver much of the work we do in school on British Values, and also helps us to support our children in considering the key issues of the day.
Please follow the link below, to find out how Picture News supports British Values at Our Lady & St Patrick's.
Take a look at some of the weekly Big Pictures and Themes from Picture News
Story: During a recent conference, huge technology company, Google, announced the introduction of the ‘Monk Skin Tone Scale’ to improve representation in online searches and photo search results.www.picture-news.co.uk/discussQuestion: How can we make sure that everyone is included? Virtual Assembly: Found here:
Story: 2022 marks 70 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s service and Buckingham Palace has revealed the celebration line-up marking the Platinum Jubilee that will occur during June’s four-day Bank Holiday weekend.
Question: How important is it for us to have a sense of duty?
Full resource can be found here: www.picture-news.co.uk/discuss
⭐ This week's Picture News to discuss at home⭐
Story: Cereal company Kellogg's is taking the UK government to court over new rules that would stop some of its cereals being put at the forefront of supermarket shelves, due to their high sugar content.
Question: Should you always be allowed to choose your own breakfast?
Full resource, including virtual assembly: https://www.picture-news.co.uk/discuss/2022-05-13/
Story: Danielle Webb, who is 23 and lives with dwarfism, recently wrote a children’s book and regularly visits schools to help educate others about her condition in a bid to stamp out prejudice.
Question: What makes us unique?
Please chat with children about this week's issue at home. For the complete resource, please follow the link: www.picture-news.co.uk/discuss
Story: Chief executive of Tesla and richest person in the world, Elon Musk, has struck a deal to buy social media giant, Twitter. He has raised questions about Twitter’s handling of free speech.
Question: Should we have the right to say whatever we choose?
Please chat with children about this week's issue at home. For the complete resource, please follow the link: https://www.picture-news.co.uk/discuss/2022-04-29/
Story: Access to a new scheme offering free pet healthcare across 38 European countries, is now available to Ukrainian refugees who have left the country with their pets to avoid the conflict.https://www.picture-news.co.uk/discussQuestion: Should pets be protected more than other animals? Virtual Assembly: Found here: