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eenagers worried about their ability to handle their money and find a home will be given access to vital advice with new teaching resources, launched by Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity, in partnership with Nationwide Building Society.


The Shelter Classroom Kit aims to tackle growing levels of housing concern among teenagers leaving school. Almost three quarters of 16-24 year olds think children today are financially dependent on their parents for longer than previous generations were. 40% say they are increasingly worried about their levels of debt, while this age group is most likely to be worried about losing their home. The Key Stage 4 (KS4) resources aim to equip young people aged between 14 and 16 with basic life skills to navigate the housing market, understand homelessness and manage money. They accompany a range of KS1-3 resources, giving teachers the means to help younger pupils plan a stable future.


u0344 515 2130 uwww.shelterclassroomkit.org.uk


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manufacturing artificial turf for both sport and leisure industries, Playrite is proud to present their updated Play website www.playsafeareas.co.uk. The website was originally launched two years ago, providing information on the systems that offer a critical fall height from 80cm to 320cm. When it comes to playground safety there can be no compromise, that’s why we wanted to refresh the site to ensure it contains


all the information a visitor would require. With Playsafe the designs are limitless and the updated site now allows us to show off our favourite projects as well as give users a few ideas of the kind of designs we can create. The site has a fresh look and includes new images, more case studies and testimonials alongside updated maintenance and installation guides and details of recommended installers across the UK. Playrite Marketing Manager Lorna Duncanson comments: “We really believe in the importance of play for children, and we wanted to reflect this in our site, which I believe we have done.”


uwww.playsafeareas.co.uk November 2011


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New online resource to aid in engaging pupils


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new website has been launched to help engage young people in a wide range of cross-curricular activities. www.ch-arted.co.uk will be regularly updated with a new selection of interactive educational tools, lesson plans and ideas for classroom-based activities, designed to engage young people in subjects and social issues across key stages one to four.


Many of these resources will be free to download, with others being made available for a small one-off fee or yearly subscription charge.


Items already live on the site include a monthly countdown to the next Olympic Games, a series of videos featuring young people talking about being homeless and an animated book designed to improve literacy in French and English.


There are also guides on how to support young people interested in the arts, a series of plays tackling issues of prejudice, smoking and alcohol misuse and information on how school’s can run schemes such as Arts Award, to help prepare students for Further Education or employment in the creative industries.


u0191 427 8197/88 uwww.ch-arted.co.uk


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