The Day wants to help you bring the news to life — in classrooms and during weekly assemblies. That is why we will be providing PDF presentation slides and accompanying notes on an important news story each week. They will include photos, videos and discussion questions to help your students think deeply about current affairs.


The new coronavirus is all but certain to be declared a pandemic very soon. Should this have happened earlier? What difference will this make?


With Mother's Day on Sunday we look at how mothers are represented across different cultures.


The Queen and other royals marked Commonwealth Day at a special service in Westminster Abbey this week. But is the Commonwealth still relevant?


What is this new coronavirus and how careful should we be? The World Health Organisation has declared a global emergency and the UK announced new powers to keep people in quarantine.

The idea of Europe

What is Europe? The answer might seem obvious. One of Earth's seven continents of course. But in reality "Europe" is just as much an idea, a civilisation and a project. This week launches a new chapter in its fascinating story.

Chinese New Year

The Lunar New Year or Chinese New Year launches The Year of The Rat. Over a billion people will celebrate for the next 15 days with their families. For the Chinese, the rat is an animal that symbolises wealth and new beginnings.

Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King Day celebrates the birthday of the activist and church minister who became the lead speaker for the Civil Rights Movement. Many people use the day to volunteer for a good cause.