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JANUARY 23-25

ALGEBRA FOR SCIENCE Think, Kick, Click, a weekend course closely linked to KS4 national curriculum science, looking at algebra in science through dance, musicICT, games and puzzles. There will also be an introduction to Casio's Class Pad for teaching algebraic concepts and data analysis, to be followed by webcasts and a day session in London. Places available for teachers and support staff (including non-specialists and SEN teachers). To be held just outside Cheltenham.

Tel: 01793 772278 www.mathagonyaunt.co.uk

JANUARY 24

CHINESE NEW YEAR

Celebrate the Year of the Monkey at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London SW7. Free events include Chinese Lion dancing, acrobats, a puppet show, performances of music, dance and kung fu, and Chinese opera face painting.

Tel: 020 7942 2000; www.vam.ac.uk

STARTING JANUARY

MUSIC CLASSES

A club exploring percussive styles with rhythm, notation and composition starts at the Music House for Children, Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road, London W12, Tuesdays and Saturdays, for primary age children, pound;7.

Saturdays, a music technology club for ages 8-14, pound;12, will introduce programming, sampling, recording and mixing, and a dance, drama and art club will cover music technology, percussion, keyboards and guitar, 9.45am-1.45pm, pound;15 (bookable in advance).

Tel: 020 8932 2652

www.musichouseforchildren.co.uk

FILM-MAKERS OF THE YEAR

Film buffs from primary, secondary and special schools in the North-west have a chance to work with a professional film crew for a day, with full editing facilities. Pupils should email up to 500 words by the end of January on the film they would like to make, their reasons and how they would go about it. Organised by Your Communications telephone company in partnership with the North West Learning Grid.

Email: marketing@your communications.co. uk

www.nwlg.org

DESIGN WORKSHOPS

January 1825, 2-5pm: Inspired by classic modern interiors in the History of Modern Design Exhibition at the Design Museum, London SE1, children aged 6-12, helped by leading designers, will design and make a model modern house, decorated and furnished as a doll's house or Action Man pad. Sundays in February, 2-5pm, professional illustrators and graphic designers will help children use layout and collage to create magazine covers starring themselves beside an architectural landmark. Free with price of admission, booking essential.

Tel: 020 7940 8782 Email: education@designmuseum.org

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