Access 3,800 education quizzes for free for a whole year

“It is a fun way of reinforcing all the great work being done by teachers every day in the classroom.”

– Chris Packham, TV presenter, author and education advocate.

“Now, we all know that keeping learning fun and informative is the key to gaining and keeping pupils’ interest and concentration, which is why I have become a massive fan of the website, Education Quizzes.”

This is what TV presenter, author, and education advocate, Chris Packham, said when he was asked what he thought about Education Quizzes. But that is not all…

“You see, they are written by teachers who understand the sticking points that pupils have when they are trying to understand a complex subject.

“And reassuringly, the online quizzes follow the national curriculum that is taught in school.

“So what makes them so different? Well these quizzes are like the building blocks of learning. They break down subjects into bitesize chunks, and in doing this, they declutter some of these complex topics into easy to understand questions and answers.

“As your pupils progress through the questions, the quiz will provide your pupils with an explanation as to why they got a questions wrong, and just as importantly, why they got a question right.

“Education Quizzes is different in that it wants you to enforce the theory behind the learning. It wants to make sure that pupils really understand the building blocks of that particular subject. And as your pupils’ understanding grows, the quizzes get harder.

“Furthermore, the performance reports will reassure you that your pupils are comfortable in their understanding of that level and ready to progress to the next stage.

“And do you know what I really like about it? Is that it is a fun way of reinforcing all the great work being done by teachers every day in the classroom.”

To sign your school up to Education Quizzes for free for a whole year and to access the 3,800 (and growing) quizzes on the Education Quizzes website, simply visit And if you have any queries, you can easily contact us by sending an email to

Get your students to take action to protect children caught up in conflicts

Free Teaching Resources

Is ‘disability’ a word your students associate with the war in Syria? Much has been written about the conflict but few people realise it is one of the most disabling wars in history. Over two million people have been injured and one in five Syrian refugees now has a disability. War has changed and towns and cities are now battlefields; hospitals and schools are regularly bombed. This term your students can learn more, get involved and speak up to protect innocent civilians.

Your students can take action and develop their citizenship skills by exploring the impact of conflict on Syrian children as part of Handicap International’s Forgotten 10 Challenge – 10 days of action from 1st to 10th December.

This is a fantastic opportunity for students to gain an insight into what it is like for injured and disabled people caught up in conflict and to take citizenship action by using our teaching resources as a stimulus for learning and raising awareness amongst their peers. Students can also support our campaign to protect civilians from explosive weapons and fundraise to help clear unexploded weapons and provide rehabilitation care to injured and disabled victims of conflict.

To order your free Action Pack, visit:

The Action Pack includes details of a range of free teaching resources to order including Syria’s Young Survivors interactive posters, PowerPoints and films, along with ideas for assemblies, classroom activities and whole school events.

If you would like to find out more about how your school could get involved, please email or call me on 0870 774 3737.

I’m looking forward to working with you this term and having a big impact!

Best wishes,


John McGeachy
Forgotten 10 Challenge Coordinator

P.S. Since 2012 our teams have worked with over 600,000 injured, disabled and vulnerable people caught up in the conflict in Syria.

Handicap International UK
9 Rushworth Street,
London SE1 0RB
Tel: 0870 774 3737
Text Relay: 18001 0870 774 3737

Why should a school encourage parents to become involved in the Active School initiative?

It is clear that as part of the government’s Active Schools initiative there is the implication that schools should help encourage parents to make their children more active.

Certainly there’s no doubt that if parents can be convinced of the benefit of additional activity for their children, that can have an enormous benefit for the school.

At the heart of the evidence surrounding the Active School initiative is the fact that additional activity not only makes the children physically fitter, but it also dramatically improves children’s intellectual abilities while reducing disciplinary issues, improving sociability, and reducing mental health problems.

In short, active children are easier to work with in school, cause fewer problems, and get better academic results.

Given that set of facts which are clearly laid out in reports from the Academy of Royal Medical Colleges and others, if one can persuade parents to get their children to be more active, this can be the single simplest step towards increasing attainment in schools.

imoves works with schools in delivering activity sessions that can take place within lessons, and as part of our work we have produced a short document that explains to parents the benefits of activity and encourages them to be involved.

The document can be placed on your school’s website or forwarded to parents by email or in printed form, and is available from imoves free of charge and, of course, without any obligation.

What’s more, because it comes as a Word file you can, if you wish, amend it so that it relates directly to issues in your school and of course translate it into other languages.

For your free copy of “We’re becoming a more active school: how your child can benefit” simply email and write “We’re becoming a more active school” in the subject line.  We’ll send it back to you straight away.