This resource includes a news feature about a power cut that affected a million people in the UK, the biggest in a decade, as well as accompanying activity ideas.
Activities included are:
- Hold a debate on our reliance on electricity and whether we should be forced to go without electrical appliances for two hours each day
- Discuss whether the climate emergency is so bad that individual rights to using electrical items should be overridden
- Write an acrostic poem about being stuck at a railway station because of a power cut, or instructions on what to do in the event of a power cut
- Investigate how much power you use by keeping a mini-diary of all your activities that require electricity
Find the entire series of Topical Tuesday resources to download here.
What is The Week Junior?
The Week Junior magazine looks at current affairs and helps children make sense of the world, provides context and clarity to complex issues, improves general knowledge and encourages discussion and debate.
To find out more about The Week Junior and to download its free resources, please go to schools.theweekjunior.co.uk.