Summer

Summer

Summer is here! The Summer Solstice (between the 20th and 22nd June) marks the official start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. Depending on where you are in the world, June can usher in the hope of warm, bright days (we try to be optimistic here in Britain!) or it can herald cooler months ahead, […]

World Emoji Day – 17th July

World Emoji Day – 17th July

A brief history of the Emoji If you’re an inhabitant of the digital world of the 21st century, chances are you are probably familiar with these. These pictographic images have revolutionised the way that we communicate, but what are they, and what’s the story behind them? Human beings have a rich history of using pictograms […]

Audiobook Month

Audiobook Month

Welcome to Audiobook Month! Stephen King once said, ‘Books are a uniquely portable magic.’ If this were true of printed books, then it is certainly true of the stories brought to life by audiobooks. For the whole of June, the world will be celebrating this form of entertainment and learning that goes all the way […]

How to celebrate Pride Month at home

How to celebrate Pride Month at home

June is Pride Month! This month is a time to celebrate and support the LGBTQ community in any way that you can. Whether or not you identify as part of the LGBTQ community, everybody can join in this celebration of love. LGBTQ is an acronym used to describe the gay community: L: Lesbian G: Gay […]

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week occurs between 18-24 May and is organised by the Mental Health Foundation. The theme for 2020 is kindness. The world is currently a little uncertain and chaotic. We all have so much going on in our lives right now. Many of us are working from home while trying to maintain some […]

International Museum Day

International Museum Day

How to visit the worlds best museums from the comfort of your own home. Monday 18th May is International Museums Day, held by the ICOM (International Council of Museums). The day celebrates and promotes museums around the world by creating unique and fun activities around a theme, which changes each year. This year’s theme is […]

Space Day

Space Day

What is the link between IQBar and astronauts?  On the first Friday of every May we celebrate Space Day. Humans have always been fascinated by the great expanse of space and through our need for exploration and discovery we have developed some rather useful technologies.  In fact, much of the equipment you use to teach our Breadies can be linked back to space.   Here are 8 inventions we […]

International Haiku Day

International Haiku Day

Learn about International Haiku Day the appropriate way. April seventeenth-  When the world gets together  to promote haiku!   It is haiku day.  They are a kind of poem  that come from Japan.  It was founded in  2007 by   The Haiku Founda-  tion, a charity  that seeks to promote haiku  and literacy,  cultural exchange  creative education  and love of […]

Original Pranksters – April Fool’s Day

Original Pranksters – April Fool’s Day

The most light-hearted day of the year is here! Happy April Fool’s Day!  A day to celebrate practical jokes and laugh at the gullible. The time of year where we all think of our friends and family to deduce what person is the most susceptible to an outlandish hoax.     Instead of planning a practical […]

Daylight Saving Time 2020 – How will it affect Buddies?

Daylight Saving Time 2020 – How will it affect Buddies?

Please be aware that the clocks will be changing towards the end of the month. On Sunday 29th March at 1am, the UK clocks will go forward by 1 hour.  What is Daylight Saving Time?  Twice a year the UK takes part in Daylight Saving, where the time changes by one hour, and every year […]