No Pens Day Wednesday
We've developed a new short film where teachers share their
views about No Pens Day Wednesday! Watch it below and read
on to find out more...
*This video is also available on our YouTube channel here
No Pens Day Wednesday encourages schools and settings
to put down their pens and to run a day of speaking and listening
activities. We provide everything to run your day, which you
can download for free here!
This year's No Pens Day Wednesday will take place
on Wednesday 5th October
2016. However, you can run your day whenever suits
you best, the resources stay on the site all year round.
No Pens Day Wednesday 2015 reached a total of over
4,800 schools and settings who had signed up to take part in the
event since it started in 2011. You can find out more about
the fantastic impact the day has had on schools and settings
throughout the country in our 2015 evaluation report, which you can
With so many teachers and pupils now aware of No Pens
Day Wednesday, now it's over to you! We're supporting schools
and settings to share their brilliant ideas and approaches with
others through our website. Click here to read more about
our new sharing function or click here to upload
your No Pens Day lesson plans and activity
We have also produced a brand new Activity Pack for 2016
which you can download here. The pack will tell you how
to get involved and how to plan your No Pens Day
Wednesday whatever your setting! Also keep your eyes
peeled for some new resources from the Trust soon!
To take part and find out more, complete this short
sign up form to be taken directly to the free
resources page and get immediate access to the range of free
materials we've produced for the event across the last 4 years.
You'll find lesson plans, activity ideas, homework, information
for parents, information for staff, assembly ideas and much much
more available across early years settings, primary, secondary and
special schools. Register here to access everything for
What schools who took part in 2015 said...
- 76% of respondents said that taking part in No Pens Day
Wednesday 2015 raised their awareness of speech,
language and communication needs
- 94% said they'd do things differently around school as a result
of their involvement
- Over 20% of respondents they had identified pupils who were
struggling with spoken language that they'd not known about
* We are asking schools to register their details so we can
track how many schools take part. You will only hear from us in the
future if you select this option on the registration form.
No Pens Day Wednesday was a flagship event of
the Hello campaign in 2011
(national year of communication).