EU Code Week

Oct. 5, 2023

EU Code Week is a grassroots initiative which aims to bring coding and digital literacy to everybody in a fun and engaging way. The EU Code Week website has a range of resources and toolkits for teachers to help you get started.

If you are joining in with #EUCodeWeek we have picked activities that you can use to support coding in school on Purple Mash.

EU Code Week blog
Useful resources for World Mental Health Day

Oct. 4, 2023

The World Health Organisation recognizes World Mental Health Day on 10th October every year. The aim of the day is to raise awareness of mental health and to drive positive change for everyone's wellbeing. This year the theme is 'mental health is a universal human right.'

In this blog, we look at a selection of free resources and ideas from around the web that you can use to get involved, raise awareness, and contribute to the cause. Please feel free to share them.

An image showing the Earth wrapped in a green ribbon to represent World Mental Health Day by 2Simple Ltd.png
October's Mash of the Month: 2Type

Oct. 3, 2023

Each month we will be highlighting a #MashoftheMonth, this will focus on a tool or application and how it can be used within the classroom to support learning across the curriculum. During the month, if you share how you have used #MashoftheMonth, you will then be entered into a draw to win a 2Simple Goody Bag!

The Mash of the Month for October is 2Type and using Typing Across the Years to develop fundamental typing skills with children.

Mash of the Month - 2Type
Ada Lovelace Day: 10th October 2023

Oct. 3, 2023

Ada Lovelace Day celebrates the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Held on the second Tuesday in October every year, this year it is celebrated on the 10th of October. In this blog we learn about Ada Lovelace and look at the many ways you can celebrate women in science with Purple Mash.

Ada Lovelace Day Facebook
New Purple Mash resources for Black History Month

Sept. 29, 2023

In October, Black History Month will be explored across the country. It's a time for our young learners to immerse themselves in the annual commemoration to find out about the significant contributions and achievements of the black community in the UK.

Black History Month