No Pens Day Wednesday 2014
No Pens Day Wednesday was a flagship event of
the Hello campaign
in 2011 (national year of communication), which encouraged schools
to put down their pens and to run a day of speaking and listening
No Pens Day Wednesday 2014 will take place
on Wednesday 15th October 2014!
Join the 2,500 schools already signed up to get involved in the
event this year!Register your interest for No Pens Day
Wednesday 2014 here* and be the
first to hear about new for 2014 free resources!
If you want to know more about what schools who took part in
2013 got up to you can find some great examples here...
You can also read a short summary of the evaluation
feedback we've had about No Pens Day Wednesday 2013 here.
We're currently working on new materials for
2014 and we'll be in touch with all registered schools and
update this page as soon as they're available!
The free resources we provide to support schools with No
Pens Day Wednesday stay available all year and once you've
registered you'll be able to access them all...
2013 resources include:
• Downloadable poster for display in schools
• Print out poster to send home to families
• Speaking and listening outcomes matrix for lesson
• A how to guide to planning a good speaking and
• Working effectively with support staff in speaking and
• New primary and secondary activity ideas
To guide you on how to plan your No Pens Day Wednesday we
have produce an Activity Pack, please click here to download the 2013 pack. Once
registered you'll also be able to download a poster you can
put up round your school and a flyer you may wish to send home to
parents or send to other schools in your area.
We've developed a huge number of resources since the
launch of the campaign in 2011 and you'll be able to access all of
these once you register.
Communication Trust is grateful to Pearson Assessment for their
support for No Pens Day Wednesday.
What schools who took part in 2013
"I work with young people who have difficulties with their
behaviour. No Pens Wednesday showed how putting speaking and
listening at the heart of the school improved relationships and
engagement for our young people."
"We all, staff and children, thoroughly enjoyed it and will
be doing it again next year."
"A really wonderful day in school which I feel is just the start of
embedding speaking and listening throughout the curriculum. Thank
you for making it possible!
"The resources are what made this such a success - because
teachers felt they didn't have to plan they added extra and
thoroughly bought into the idea."
Find out here
what Professor Mick Waters, curriculum
expert, thinks of No Pens Day Wednesday
* 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.