Wallace, Gromit and Chicken Run 2

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 23 January 2024 > Ready to Use Shine Bright Collège

While the Cartoon Museum in London is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the classic Aardman Animations film The Wrong Trousers, starring the inimitable Wallace and Gromit, a sequel to Chicken Run was released by Netflix on 15 December. A good opportunity for teachers to work on stop-motion animation films and familiar characters. Vocabulary and grammar … Continue reading “Wallace, Gromit and Chicken Run 2”

Chicken Run 2: Dawn of the Nugget

Posted by Speakeasy News > Sunday 21 January 2024 > Shine Bright Collège What's On

Bristol-based Aardman Animations made their reputation with short films and adverts using plasticine models brought to life with stop-motion animation. In 2000, they released Chicken Run, their first full feature-length film, a gargantuan task and a huge success. Twenty-three years later, they made a sequel! Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget picks up where the … Continue reading “Chicken Run 2: Dawn of the Nugget”

Bullying Is Never OK

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 09 November 2023 > Ready to Use Shine Bright Collège

Anti-bullying actions are taking place in November in the United Kingdom, in Australia, and in France too. Anti-Bullying Week 2023 is coordinated in England, Wales and Northern Ireland by the Anti-Bullying Alliance. This year it has the theme “Make A Noise About Bullying” and will take place from Monday 13 to Friday 17 November. The … Continue reading “Bullying Is Never OK”

Australia Says No in Indigenous Representation Referendum 

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 18 October 2023 > In the News Shine Bright Collège Shine Bright Lycée

On 14 October, Australians voted 60-40% against a referendum proposal on a change to the Constitution that would have given Indigenous Australians a greater voice in the legislature. If approved, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice would have been a consultative body to advise lawmakers on issues affecting Indigenous Australians.  Labor Prime Minister Anthony … Continue reading “Australia Says No in Indigenous Representation Referendum “

Teaching with Trailers: Hercule Poirot A Haunting in Venice

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 15 September 2023 > Shine Bright Collège Webpicks

If you’re working on detective stories, or scary stories, these two trailers for the new Agatha Christie film A Haunting in Venice would work well in class depending on context. The first one immediately identifies Poirot and that there is a mystery. If you have already worked on detective stories, pupils could be asked to … Continue reading “Teaching with Trailers: Hercule Poirot A Haunting in Venice”

Hercule Poirot in Venice

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 24 August 2023 > Shine Bright Collège What's On

After Murder on the Orient Express and Death on the Nile, Agatha Christie’s detective Hercule Poirot, in the shape of Kenneth Branagh, continues to travel across the world solving crimes. A Haunting in Venice is based on Christie’s Hallowe’en Party, and is suitably spooky to work on at this time of year. Poirot, officially retired, is … Continue reading “Hercule Poirot in Venice”

Titanic Stories

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 28 July 2023 > Shine Bright Collège What's On

Step on board the Titanic at an exhibition in Paris. Reconstructions and objects recovered from the wreck help tell the stories of those who were travelling on the ocean liner when it hit an iceberg on 15 April 1912. The exhibition brings to life various passengers and members of the crew who were onboard the … Continue reading “Titanic Stories”

Les RDV Shine Bright Collège: Comment bien préparer sa rentrée Replay

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 30 June 2023 > Pedagogy Shine Bright Collège

Shine Bright collège propose de vous accompagner avec de courts webinaires réguliers sur des problématiques concrets. La dernière séance de l’année scolaire a eu lieu mercredi 28 juin. Le thème : Comment bien préparer sa rentrée ? Vous trouverez ci-dessous le replay. Venez à la rencontre virtuelle des auteurs de la collection Shine Bright Collège qui partageront … Continue reading “Les RDV Shine Bright Collège: Comment bien préparer sa rentrée Replay”

Australia to Hold Referendum on Indigenous Representation

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 26 June 2023 > In the News Shine Bright Collège Shine Bright Lycée

Australia will hold a referendum later this year on a change to the Constitution that would give Indigenous Australians a greater voice in the legislature. If approved, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice would be a consultative body which would advise lawmakers on issues affecting Indigenous Australians. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, who … Continue reading “Australia to Hold Referendum on Indigenous Representation”

Les RDV Shine Bright Collège: Comment bien préparer sa rentrée

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 23 June 2023 > Pedagogy Shine Bright Collège

Shine Bright collège propose de vous accompagner avec de courts webinaires réguliers sur des problématiques concrets. La prochaine séance aura lieu mercredi 28 juin à 17h. Le thème : Comment bien préparer sa rentrée ? Venez à la rencontre virtuelle des auteurs de la collection Shine Bright Collège qui partageront leur expérience pour bien anticiper la rentrée … Continue reading “Les RDV Shine Bright Collège: Comment bien préparer sa rentrée”