National Smile Month is the UK’s largest and longest-running campaign to promote good oral health.
Together, with thousands of individuals and organisations, National Smile Month highlights three key messages, all of which go a long way in helping us develop and maintain a healthy mouth. They are:
•Brush your teeth last thing at night and on at least one other occasion with a fluoride toothpaste.
•Cut down on how often you have sugary foods and drinks.
•Visit your dentist regularly, as often as they recommend.
The aim of National Smile Month is to ultimately improve the UK’s oral health. Organised by oral health charity, the Oral Health Foundation, the campaign hopes to raise awareness of important health issues, and make a positive difference to the oral health of millions.’
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The Green Tree Schools Award is free, fun and has fantastic activities to help Dunn Street celebrate woods and trees.
They reward schools for completing environmental projects and encouraging outdoor learning. Their award is a fantastic way to enhance our school’s green credentials while inspiring youngsters about woods and trees.
Schools gain points for completing activities and progress through bronze, silver and gold levels to the prestigious platinum award. We are currently a “bronze” school, but work this term will see us move to “silver”!
We get a certificate when we complete each level and receive a fantastic wooden plaque to display in school when we reach gold.
As part of the scheme, KS2 welcomed the Woodland Trust for an assembly all about how fabulous trees are…
— Dunn Street Primary (@DunnStreet63) June 28, 2018
We have also applied for a schools’ tree pack and our application has been successful! This means we’ve earned two Green Tree Schools Award points for Dunn Street!
We can’t wait to get planting our Medium Wild Harvest (105 saplings)!
Following on from first place at BCA Championships earlier in the year, our KS2 squad, Dunn Street Diamonds, secured another first place at the South Tyneside competition at Temple Park.
Although we were unable to celebrate World Book Day this year (due to the adverse weather conditions), we are proud to say that our donation of old mathematics text books was received by the charity Books2Africa.
Our donation (of four 20kg boxes) helped reach a total of 388 boxes donated throughout February. This will go some of the way to meeting the 70,331 books that were requested by individuals and institutions across Africa through 45 book request applications via the Books2Africa website in February.
The books shipped have led to the creation of libraries (within schools, academic institutions, communities) and improvement in teaching and learning. You can read the most recent impact report from Ghana, where 1,049 books were donated by Books2Africa by clicking here.
New data from UNESCO and World Bank now suggest 90% of children (202 million children) who go to school in Africa would not be able to read or write after finishing school. In light of this sad fact, the need for quality educational materials is more crucial than ever… and we are pleased, that in some small way, or donation has had a positive effect.