The long days of summer are almost over, and next week in the UK many kids will be returning to schools, but while the sun still shines we will have the beauty of butterflies with us for a little longer keeping the image of summer alive for many. The monarch butterfly, must surely rank as [...]
Macmillan Cancer Support are putting on their Mighty Hike series for the second year in 2018. These one-day marathon hikes run throughout the most beautiful landscapes in Great Britain. Under the banner of ‘emc trekkers’, Helen, Abi, Kayleigh and Sarah walked a grand total of 26.5 miles to support the great work Macmillan Cancer [...]
Now that we have all met Alicia, it's time to introduce Liz, our newest recruit and new Production Editor. Before joining emc design you worked at The Outlook Creative Group, what did you do there and how has it prepared you for your role at emc? At Outlook I proofread, checked and wrote copy for videos, [...]
Embed from Getty Images On 16–18 June, Dan Sai, Loei in North-Eastern Thailand hosted the annual three-day Buddhist celebration Bun Luang. The traditional festival celebrates the return of the Buddha-to-be, Prince Vessandorn who was presumed dead after a prolonged absence. Upon his return, the people of the village celebrated so loudly that it is said [...]
http://gty.im/883197798 Yesterday was the summer solstice. The longest day of the year may be over but we can still enjoy those long summer weekends. We hope you have a great one!
On Tuesday, the BBC reported results of their recent survey, which suggested that creative subjects are being squeezed in secondary schools, with many reducing timetabled lessons, facilities and their number of specialist staff. Jez Bennett, a local Head Teacher interviewed for the article, talked openly about having to cut lessons for financial reasons and was aware of some schools no longer offering GCSEs in arts [...]
http://gty.im/158292819 There's nothing quite like the nights starting to draw in to remind us that summer is on its way out. Yes, it's sad to be thinking of the long, wintery days ahead but hopefully we'll make the most of a few more warm sultry evenings, and wasp-infested picnics before autumn really starts to bite. [...]
http://gty.im/591874034 With the successful week, Team GB have had at the Rio Olympics and it all coming to a close on Monday, we thought it was only right to have a Rio-themed Pic of the Week. Check out this image of Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark of Great Britain compete on their way to winning [...]
http://gty.im/474136943 This week's Pic has been chosen for World Elephant Day! ELT teachers, we’d love to know how would you use an image like this in the classroom whether it be to discuss different native species or endangered animals. Depending on the context of your learner this image could be used in many different ways but we’d love [...]
http://gty.im/544045006 Love this image of Maja, a 40-year-old elephant in Berlin! ELT teachers, we’d love to know how would you use an image like this in the classroom! Let us know in the comments section below.