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Managing Money - Picture News Special

Picture News Special Managing Money

A mother from Northumberland recently spent £100 on a second-hand vending machine to provide an opportunity for her children to learn about money after tiring of them arguing over snacks and other items during lockdown. Mother of four, Sarah Balsdon, was getting so fed up with her children's constant arguments she and her husband, Kyle, came up with the idea to provide them in a limited and controlled way, whilst helping the children learn how to manage money.

Download the resources below to complete the activities.

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Black Lives Matter - Picture News Special

Shola Richards walking with his daughter and dog

There have been several nights of protests and violent clashes between police and protesters as demonstrations have swept across cities in the US and other cities around the world. The protests in Minneapolis began in reaction to the death of a man named George Floyd after he was stopped by police officers. The protests have now spread across the country to cities including New York, LA, Chicago and Philadelphia. While many protests have been peaceful, many places have seen rioting, looting and violence and President Trump has said he will call in the army if things aren't brought back under control.


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  • Black Lives Matter - Resource 1 Question: What does Black Lives Matter mean? Download the resource for the full activity.

  • Black Lives Matter - Resource 2 Read through the experience of American author Shola Richards. What can it teach us about the effects of racism on his daily life? Download the resource for the full activity.

What's Going On? - Picture News Special

Picture News Special Poster Lockdown Reflection

Since the 23rd March 2020, people in the UK have been living a life very different from normal, under lockdown measures from the government. The measurements have seen schools close to many of their pupils, most parks and offices shut, and people being limited to the times and reasons for leaving their homes. This time has proved to be a time of reflection for many, comparing the busyness of our lives before and considering changes we might make when normality resumes.

What have you learned about yourself from your lockdown experience?


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Captain Tom's Challenge - Picture News Special

Picture News Special Poster Captain Tom Moore

Ahead of his 100th birthday celebration, war veteran Captain Tom Moore set himself the challenge of walking 100 laps of his garden to help raise money for the NHS. His challenge has raised awareness all over the world and has led to many others setting their own similar challenges! Captain Tom has also lifted the spirits of many during difficult circumstances.

Use the links below to find out more about Captain Tom's Challenge and to complete 2 challenges yourself.

Challenge 1 – Write a letter or thank you card and send it to someone who has made a difference in your local community, this could be for a teacher, family member or neighbour.

Challenge 2 – Draw a picture of Captain Tom Moore completing his challenge.