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February 2012

MONDAY 20 Feb

STUDENT VOLUNTEERING WEEK

  • Now in its 11th year, this national campaign aims to raise awareness of student volunteering and the infrastructure that supports it – and encourage more youngsters to sign up. Find out more with these resources from Volunteering England.

TUESDAY 21 Feb

INTERNATIONAL MOTHER LANGUAGE DAY

WEDNESDAY 22 Feb

GIVE IT UP NOW

  • What else could it be but the start of Lent – bringing back memories of past denied pleasures. For how it all started, and lessons on Jesus and the temptation in the wilderness, see this resource from A_my.
  • More resources for Lent

THURSDAY 23 Feb

A ROMANTIC ROGUE

  • (1739) Richard Palmer was identified as highwayman Dick Turpin from a letter he wrote from York prison to his brother-in-law. The detective? His former teacher, who apparently recognised the hand-writing. See this resource from gtbenet on the romantic poem.
  • More KS3 poetry resources

FRIDAY 24 Feb

BRRRR. BRITAIN’S BIG FREEZE

  • (1955) Deep snow and below-freezing temperatures cut off large parts of the country forcing the RAF to drop food and medical supplies. The big freeze went on into March, the worst winter in 30 years. See this recommended resource on climate change from Alan_Monaghan.
  • More resources on climate change

SATURDAY 25 Feb

DIGNITY ACTION DAY

  • Hosted by the Social Care Institute for Excellence, this is a chance to explain the campaigns for dignity for the elderly in care to your students. Find out how they can support the initiative with a range of activities in your region.

SUNDAY 26 Feb

GET READY FOR FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT (27 Feb-11 March)

  • How far will your school go for Fairtrade? Organisers are aiming for 1.5 million steps to be taken by the end of 2012 – one for every Fairtrade producer around the world. Use this assembly pack from Christian Aid to explain some of the issues that affect farmers around the world.
  • More resources for Fairtrade Fortnight