Food and fibre lessons
The Australian Egg Corporation launched an interactive website to educate primary school children about the importance of farmers and how food arrives from the farm to their plate. A national survey that found little knowledge about food and fibre and the resources were developed to address these worrying results. There are interactive games, videos, music and lesson plans linked to the Australian Curriculum to teach children about healthy food choices. The resources, approved by Education Services Australia, can be found on www.scootle.edu.au, the national digital learning resource network portal housing more than 18,000 resources for teachers, and www.allabouteggs.com.au.
Mark Anti-Poverty Week
Teachers are being asked by the AEU to consider making an opportunity for students to take part in activities supporting Anti-Poverty Week, October 12–18. In particular, the APW organisers have asked schools to consider using the pamphlet “Social Inclusion at School: How to Help Low-Income Families” during APW. A range of resources to support activities are available on the AEU federal website at which shows teachers how to obtain hard copies and bulk copies of various materials (posters, postcard and the “Social Inclusion” pamphlet).