Clipbank is a very impressive compilation of thousands of short, cross-curricular video clips, and supporting multimedia resources, which, between them, cover every area of the curriculum. In English, for instance, there are the four broad headings of language skills, writing skills, fiction and media. Within each of these, there is a further breakdown of topics, such as, under fiction, poems from different eras, including Dylan Thomas, Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes and Wilfred Owen. There is a reading, for example, of Owen’s ‘Dulce Et Decorum Est’, which combines photography, music and sound effects to powerfully convey the horrors of the First World War.  Different people discuss the impact of words, images and other devices that are used in the poem. This multimedia approach makes the poems and other texts accessible to all students and brings immediacy and fresh life to some well known material in a way that is entirely contemporary. This is just one example of the huge range of resources that come with Clipbank. Investing in this material enables secondary schools to have access to an ever growing and updated bank of resources, including current items of news.

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Fiction | Non-Fiction | Poetry/Rhyme | cross curricular | suitable for SEN/reluctant readers but not specifically designed for them