At 2am, Sunday March 29th 2020, all the clocks in the UK were put forward an hour, marking the start of British Summer Time (BST).
This ritual, designed to make the most of the extra daylight that’s available during the summer months, was introduced by the Summertime Act of 1916 – and has been the source of much debate and division ever since!
This PDF resource includes this article, as well as accompanying activity ideas:
- Is changing the clocks twice a year still useful today? What do you think?
- The clocks go back in autumn, as if you get to live a whole hour over again. If you could pick any hour of your life to experience again, what would it be and why? Write a recount about it.
- Write a funny limerick about the clocks changing.
- Find out what the reasons were for changing the clocks in the UK and why William Willet felt so strongly about it
Find the entire series of Topical Tuesday resources to download here.
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