iRespect Archive Section

iRespect.net is continually modified to keep it fresh and up to date. Sometimes items are removed from the main page because they are seasonal or have been replaced. So they're not lost for ever these items end up here on the archive page where we can retrieve and update them for future use. We also hope some people will find them useful for reference as well.

Date Archive Item
June 2009

Leon Greenman Memorial Fund

Pupils at Brockworth Enterprise School are raising money to contribute to a Memorial for Leon Greenman, Holocaust survivor and campaigner against racism.

Find out more here.

May 2009

Arts and Minds Competition

Closing Date 30th June 2009

This competition, organised by NASUWT, has the theme in 2009 of ‘community’ within the overall aim of promoting race
equality and cultural diversity in schools.
Visit the NASUWT website for more information.

March 2009

Young Brits at Art

Closing Date 25th March 2009

This competition, run by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, encourages young people, 11-19, to create a picture that expresses their thoughts and feelings about living in Britain today. This is inclusive of all: eg students of Minority Ethnic Communities, Refugees.

Jan 2009

Discover Islam:"The sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the Islamic World."

Exhibition at Eastgate Mall, City Museum and Gloucester Library.
Opening Ceremony and launch of a myth-busting booklet on 10th January at 12 midday, Eastgate Mall. Find out more here.

June 2008

Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month June 2008

This is the first year of an annual event to celebrate the contributions of Gypsy Roma Communities to our society.   Visit the website and enter an art competition NOW! Download  more information on READS events for GRTHM here! And look at this website for updates!

April 2008

Leon Greenman, Auschwitz survivor, and constant campaigner, passed away on March 6th 2008, aged 97. Read local tributes to a unique person who spoke to audiences at many Gloucestershire schools.

Feb 2008

Chinese New Year

February 7th 2008

This is the Year of the Rat. We have collected a range of resources to use in schools . Find out more here

Feb 2008

Show Racism the Red Card Competition

This is the eighth successive year of an anti-racist schools competition - an extremely useful way of engaging young peoples' interest in anti-racism. You must register in February.      Details here.

Feb 2008

Holocaust Memorial Day

January 27th 2008

The theme for 2008 is “Imagine...remember, reflect, react”.  Order free resources from the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust. Click on the image for link to iRespect page on HMD 2008.

Feb 2008

NASUWT Arts and Minds Competition

The NASUWT Arts and Minds competition is now open for entries. Schools are invited to submit pieces of work in various categories that celebrate cultural diversity.

November 2007

Islam Awareness Week

November 19th - 25th

The theme this year is:

"One World:

Our Children, Our Future"

and focuses on the Rights of a Child, with 5 main themes: Health and Safety, Child Poverty, Education, Family and Childhood.

November 2007

Diwali

Diwali is celebrated this year on Novemebr 9th onwards. Follow this link to find ideas and resources to celebrate Diwali in school at all Key Stages!

October 2007

 

Black History Month

October 2007

Find out about resources

to celebrate Black History Month: competitions, displays, local events. quizzes, webquests, and more... !

October 2007

Eid-Ul-Fitr

Eid-Ul-Fitr is celebrated this year on October 13th onwards. Follow this link to find ideas and resources to celebrate Eid in school at all Key Stages!

September 2007

2007: Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act

Find out more about events taking place throughout the year to commemorate this important date; follow links and download resources here

September 2007

Polish pupils from St. Gregory's Primary and Pittville Secondary in Cheltenham showed their schools how Easter is celebrated in Poland.

Find out more here.

April 2007

March is Multilingual Month

Download a booklet of ideas from Waltham Forest to celebrate linguistic diversity

Oct 2006

October is annualy celebrated as Black History Month.

NEW resources for October - Black History Month 2006 are available to download here.

July 2006

Multilingual family in the UK


Website to help multilingual families in the UK meet up and ensure they make the most of being multilingual. Includes online forum and resources categorised by language.

July 2006

British Empire and Commonwealth Museum

This Bristol Museum has excellent education programmes for schools, for pupils at all Key Stages.

For more information:

Tel: 0117 925 4980

March 2006

Racist Bullying

This is a new and important DfES sponsored site which give guidance and provides training materials for schools about racist bullying.

There are 5 sections:

Introducing, Responding, Preventing, Training, and Developing

Download the 5 sections here

March 2006

World Storytelling Day

March 20th 2006

Be part of a global story telling session! This year's theme is 'Moon' stories.

Visit the website

 

Best Museum Sites

Featured top museum sites for diversity education:

Untold London

Even if you can't get to visit London - this web site has a wealth of interesting information on the history of multicultural Britain!

 

 

Best Museum Sites

Featured top museum sites for diversity education:

British Empire & Commonwealth Museum

This Bristol Museum has excellent education programmes for schools:

For more information:

Tel: 0117 925 4980

Feb 2006

Chinese New Year

January 29 2006

2006 - Year of the Dog

Find resources and ideas to celebrate Chinese New Year, here ...

Feb 2006

Holocaust Memorial Day

January 27 2006

"One person can make a difference" (2006 theme)

Find out more ...

Jan 2006

Human Rights Day

December 10th

Find out more from the NGfL Guide to Human Rights Day 2005

Jan 2006

World AIDS Day

December 1st

 

 

Find out more from the NGfL Guide to World AIDS Day 2005

November 2005

Black History Month

October

Find the answers to our October quizzes

Novemebr 2005

Islam Awareness Week

Novemeber 21st - 27th

"Past and Present: 1000 years of Islam and Britain" is this year's theme.

Find out more here

October 2005

International Walk to School Week Oct 3 - 7

What do you see on your walk to school?

Read what Mary in a vllage in Uganda sees ... and why not make your own walk to school book?

October 2005

Black History Month

October

Find out more ..

June 2005

Traveller Education Service Training Sessions

Are you working with Traveller pupils in your school? The TES are offering free twilight sessions on topics of direct relevance to YOU!

Find out more ...

Stow Horse Fair

May 14th 2004 was the venue for a Children's Tent, run by the Traveller Education Service. Find out more

June 2005

Ideas for assemblies and teaching activities to raise awareness of refugee issues. Find out more...

 

Channel 4 - Insite

We want your students to create great websites that celebrate multiculturalism and explore the great diversity of cultures, races, people and histories that make up our nation.

June 2005

iRespect logo has NGfL logo
approval "This is a valuable teaching resource... The site is well signposted and easy to use." read more...

National Grid for Learning Virtual Teacher Centre
June 2005

iRespect logois a winner in the eLearning Awards 2004

irespect won The ECDL Foundation Award for the best use of ICT by a Municipal or Regional Education Authority.

The prize money 3,500 euros, will be used to further develop the website. irespect was one of 9 finalists chosen from over 1,000 entries from over 30 different countries.

June 2005

Stow Horse Fair

May 14th 2004 was the venue for a Children's Tent, run by the Traveller Education Service. Find out more

June 2005

Fishpool

A child-centred approach to raising African-Caribbean achievement in schools.

June 2005

Kigulya - a Ugandan Village

An exciting cross-curricular KS2 topic to develop global understanding and empathy with the life of children in an African Village. Find out more ...

June 2005

iRespect logo has NGfL logo
approval "This is a valuable teaching resource... The site is well signposted and easy to use." read more...

National Grid for Learning Virtual Teacher Centre
June 2005

Pathways to Learning for New Arrivals

This new site has extensive information and resources to help teachers respond effectively to the needs of pupils newly arrived from overseas.

June 2005

iRespect logois a winner in the eLearning Awards 2004

irespect won The ECDL Foundation Award for the best use of ICT by a Municipal or Regional Education Authority.

The prize money 3,500 euros, will be used to further develop the website. irespect was one of 9 finalists chosen from over 1,000 entries from over 30 different countries.

June 2005

Traveller Education Service Training Sessions

Are you working with Traveller pupils in your school? Following a successful training day in January, the TES are offering free twilight sessions on topics of direct relevance to YOU!

Find out more ...

June 2005

iRespect has been nominated in the Education category of this prestigious award. Find out more

May 2005

Multiverse is an Initial Teacher Training Professional Resource Network (IPRN). The website provides teacher educators, student teachers and trainees with a wealth of resources that focus on enhancing the educational achievement of pupils from diverse backgrounds.

April 2005

Stow Horse Fair

May 14th 2004 was the venue for a Children's Tent, run by the Traveller Education Service. Find out more

March 2005

International Day for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

Engage in activities for tolerance, equal rights and celebrate the diversity of Europe!

All Glos secondary schools will recieve resources in the next term - or visit the website

January 2005

January 27th 2005

This year's theme is "Survivors, Liberation and Rebuilding Lives"

A range of events will happen around the county ... find out more information for schools to commemorate this  day

January 2005

Show Racism The Red Card

Anti Racist Schools Competition 2005

Register by 28th January for the chance to win large cash prizes for schools, and exciting prizes for pupils Find out more ...

December 2004

Human Rights Day December 10 2004

 

"All human beings are born with equal and inalienable rights and fundamental freedoms".

Find out more on Human Rights from the BBC "I have a Right to..." website

Novemeber

2004


Islam Awareness Week

November 22nd - 28th

This year's theme is ‘Your Muslim Neighbour' and seeks to highlight the valuable contributions played by Muslims from all walks of life to our society.

'The Virtual Classroom'

Visit this website to learn about the contributions Muslims have made to society throughout history.

October 2004

Black History Month

Competitions - Closing Date Extended!

There is still a chance to enter

these exciting competitions with prizes for all ages! - The closing date has been extended to November 3oth!

Find out more ...

September 2004

European Day of Languages September 26th

Celebrating linguistic diversity, plurilingualism, and life-long language learning!

Find out more ...

September 2004
find out about Fishpool“Operation Fishpool” was established in 2002. It is a programme designed to raise achievement, enhance self esteem and celebrate positive attitude in schools. The piloted schools have been Beaufort, Brockworth and St. Peters’ High.
Find out more about Fishpool...
September 2004

 

Kigulya - a Ugandan Village

An exciting cross-curricular KS2 topic to develop global understanding and empathy with the life of children in an African Village. Find out more ...

September 2004

Stow Horse Fair

held on May 14th this year, was the venue for a Children's Tent, run by the Traveller Education Service. Find out more about Fun at the Big Tent...

September 2004

Christy's Dream:

Literacy resources to support the inclusion of Traveller culture in the Literacy Hour at KS1 & KS2

 

Find out more ...

August 2004

Find out about learning opportunities for children from Chinese backgrounds, and also for anyone interested in Chinese culture.

Jun 2004

Find out about Romany culture, history, and more ... from BBC Kent Romany Voice

Jun 2004

And why not  take part in a Refugee Pen-Pal Programme? Pupils can write to refugee students in Uganda, Guinea, Sierra Leone ... and MFL students can also practice their French by writing to students in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. For more information see the

RESPECT GlobalLetterExchange

Jun 2004

On June 20th every year, World Refugee Day is commemorated internationally. The theme this year focuses on finding durable solutions for refugees: "A place to call home: Rebuilding lives in safety and dignity." Find out more by visiting the UNHCR website.

Jun 2004

Refugee Week 14-20 June

Refugee Week activities for schools, for pupils at KS1, 2 and 3/4 are now available to download

Jun 2004 Kifani Logo
A Unique Multi Cultural Event
Tues 15th June 2004
a spectacular day aimed at education professionals, play, childcare and youth workers, local authorities, community artists, in fact anyone who has an interest in raising appreciation of cultural difference and challenging discrimination - find out more...
Jan 2004

Holocaust Remembered
National Holocaust Memorial Day - poetry writing resources and students poems... and listen to Auschwitz survivor Leon Greenman as he talks about his experiences during the war.

Jan 2004

Chinese New YearChinese New Year 2004

Chinese New Year 2004 falls on January 22nd to 24th. Chinese New year, or Yuan Tan, was once an agricultural festival marking the beginning of spring. read more...

Oct 2003

Dr Terry RobertsDr. Terrence Roberts to visit Gloucestershire

This October (2003) - Black History Month in the U.K. - will see the county hosting Professors Terrence and Rita Roberts. Rita is a professor of African-American History whilst Terry is one of the famous Little Rock 9.
read more...