It’s occurred to us at Roots and Wings that we do lots of good work for some great organisations and we should probably blow our own trumpet a bit more than we do, so what follows is a trumpet-blower…

Two years ago we produced the Teaching the 1914 Christmas Truces Resource Pack for the Martin Luther King Peace Committee of Northumbria and Newcastle universities. The pack was uploaded to the TES website as a free resource for teachers to use to engage pupils with commemorations of the First World War, with a particular focus on the remarkable events of Christmas Day 1914. Since the resource was first uploaded to the TES website it’s racked up over 20,000 downloads across the two iterations (original and updated). It’s also received loads of 5-star reviews from teachers and has been featured in the TES NQT Newsletter.

The resource pack is still freely available to download for use in the run up to Christmas 2016 across Key Stages 2, 3 & 4, and contains a wealth of activities and lesson plans across a number of subjects, including history, RE, art, ethics, geography, PE, cookery, home economics, French and German.

All in all a job well done and definitely worth a massive self-congratulatory trumpet blast! If anyone has ideas for teaching resources, please drop us an email on: