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Creativity in Food Technology December 9

Free teachers' course organised by the Specialist Schools Trust at the National Space Centre, Leicester, 3.30-6pm. A guided tour of the Space Centre will be followed by presentations on creativity, product analysis and free publications. Future free courses include: individual learning plans in food technology (February); the role of food technology teachers in the light of the obesity issue (May); and manufacturing in the classroom (June).

Tel: 0116 221 6568


National Storytelling Week

January 29-February 5

More than 600 events, including many in schools, are held nationwide during this event, co-ordinated by the Society for Storytelling. Teachers booking storytellers for their schools can refer to the society's Directory of Storytellers. They are invited to complete a questionnaire on a new version of the Directory online at (by December 18) or by calling 01373 471784.

Tel: 0118 935 1381 for general information about events.


March 18-20

This exhibition at Olympia, London, will combine interactive zones, performance and display areas. Two performance areas will profile master classes, live performances and celebrity interviews. Classic FM is supporting the organisers through ticket promotions, themed concerts and a children's workshop, in which children can try out instruments and watch music being produced in a studio. Check out new music technology, try and buy musical instruments and find out about summer schools, universities and colleges of music, concerts, festivals and competitions.

Tel: 0151 709 8979

Music Medals

This new scheme from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, comprising assessments and supporting publications for young, group-taught musicians, has "gone live". Entries can be made online and lists of music repertoire for 15 commonly group-taught instruments can be downloaded. Each medal assessment covers ensemble playing, solo playing and musicianship skills. To obtain free copies of the Music Medals Ensemble Books for flute, violin, guitar, brass or clarinet register at:


Tel: 020 7467 8853

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