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Barney & Echo Series

The ‘Barney & Echo’ series
Citizenship is increasingly recognised by schools as a vital area of personal, social and health education. The Barney and Echo series of publications has been designed to support teachers and parents in addressing bullying and vandalism and drugs, tobacco and alcohol with primary school aged children.

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Barney and Echo – ‘A friendship made’ – Bullying and Vandalism
This is a fun and interactive support to bullying and vandalism education. It contains two stories and a variety of activities to reinforce and develop learning. The central character is an eagle named Barney. Barney is different from the other eagles and gets bullied because of the way he looks. Barney meets two new friends, Echo the squirrel and a little girl Georgie, who has just moved to the forest and is very lonely. In the second story Georgie’s school gets vandalised and Barney and Echo have to save the day!The book is punctuated by activities which develop the learning objectives for the children. These activities can be carried out at home or in school.

See extracts from ‘Barney & Echo – A friendship made’

Barney & Echo – ‘A lesson learned’ – Drugs, Tobacco and Alcohol
Like the ‘A friendship made’ booklet, this is again a fun and interactive support to education and in this case addresses the subjects of Drugs, Tobacco and Alcohol. It is child friendly and a superbly pitched publication providing a variety of activities to reinforce and develop learning.This booklet also follows the adventures of Barney Eagle and Echo Squirrel. With the help of a ‘Magic Mirror’ which can look into the future they learn the dangers of various every day substances.

See extracts from ‘Barney & Echo – A lesson learned’

Barney & Echo – ‘Echo’s new watch’- Knives
Echo Squirrel gets a new watch for his birthday but has it stolen from him when a group threaten him with a knife. It leads to Echo and his friends learing about why they shouldn’t carry knives so they start a ‘No to Knives’ campaign to keep their home of Tree top Forest safe for everyone.

See extracts from ‘Barney & Echo – Echo’s new watch’.

Barney & Echo – ‘Caught In The Web’ – Internet Safety

This title in the Barney & Echo series contains stories that deal with the issues of internet safety and cyber bullying.

In Caught in the Web, Barney has to help Echo and his friends after they get into trouble while using internet chat rooms and text messaging. It addresses some of the potential dangers surrounding children using the internet to communicate with people they don’t know. Later in the book, when Dizzy uses his mobile phone to send hurtful text messages to Spike, the problem of text bullying is explored.

The book is punctuated by activities that develop the learning objectives for the children. Caught In The Web is a fun and interactive support to children’s citizenship education in primary schools.

For more information or to order a copy visit www.barneyecho.co.uk/about/caught-in-the-web/

Barney & Echo – The Bad Apples – Anti-social Behaviour and Bullying

In The Bad Apples, Barney has to help Echo and his friends when two foxes move into the forest from the city. The foxes are rude, aggressive and destroy property affecting the forest animal’s immediate families and the wider community. Barney teaches the foxes a lesson about stealing and points out to them the consequences of their actions and the foxes are repentant. Barney, Echo and friends end the book by forgiving the foxes.

The book is punctuated by activities that develop the learning objectives for the children. The Bad Apples is a fun and interactive support to children’s citizenship education in primary schools.

For more information visit www.barneyecho.co.uk/about/the-bad-apples/

‘The Dim Witts’
The story follows twins Zak and Sky, who fall out and eventually their rivalry leads to them forming gangs and using weapons. The twins soon reason how things can easily get out of hand and how their fighting can affect their loved ones when their Grandad gets ill.

See extracts from ‘The Dim Wits’.

Citizenship Magazine for Schools

Citizenship Magazine for Schools is a free online publication designed to help teachers deliver PSHE and citizenship lessons to children at key stage 1-2.

By providing the latest news and in-depth features, we keep teachers up-to-date with both subject areas, while lesson plans ensure they have the tools to deliver key information on topics including internet safety, bullying and substance abuse.

Regular items such as Pupils’ Corner, The Staff Room and parent interviews also ensure that teachers understand how lessons are being received, what trends are emerging and which new topics need to be addressed.

www.thecitizenshipmagazine.co.uk/