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International Friendship Day Teaching & Learning Resources

This Saturday 30th of July is International Friendship Day. Friendship Day was proclaimed in 2011 by the United Nations with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures, and individuals can inspire peace efforts and to promote unity with communities.

Friendship Day is celebrated in schools through community activities aimed at bringing people together regardless of race and beliefs. It’s a great opportunity as teachers to celebrate and promote friendship or important people in their lives and how they contribute to making our lives better!

For this week’s newsletter we thought we would provide you with some teaching resources that commemorate the day and to get students thinking about friendship and the important people in their lives.

Twinkl has plenty of resources based around Friendship Day which can be useful to keep in your CRT Toolkit for the occasion! Below is the link to view the resources where you can get inspiration when creating lessons based around the celebration!

RIC Publications has listed 15 different activities to celebrate Friendship Day! There are some activities that are great literacy tasks to use especially with primary students. There are some listed that we of course can’t do such as giving presents and food so do think which ones are appropriate in schools.

The OT Toolbox provides some friendship activities which can be used not just for the celebration but also around the subject of respectful relationships and the topic of friendship. These activities are great to boost social emotional skills which as you all know did take a toll of students during the pandemic.

We hope these activities will be supportive when out teaching and have a fantastic Friendship Day on Saturday!

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