See the IMAX film Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets free in Glasgow, April 12; Bradford, April 14; Bristol, April 18; Manchester, April 21; London, April 26; Birmingham, April 28. Each location will have two screenings for schoolchildren and two for the public; everyone can register to win a 12-night holiday for two in Arizona (six holidays in total).
www.grandcanyonimax.com. Information on Arizona at www.arizonaguide.com
Norton Medlicott winner May 17
Sir Martin Gilbert, Sir Winston Churchill's official biographer and one of Britain's leading historians, is giving the Historical Association Noton Medlicott Winner 2005 lecture at Foyle's bookshop, Charing Cross Road, London WC1, 6.30pm for 7pm. His books include: The Holocaust: The Jewish Tragedy, twin histories on the First and Second World Wars and the three-volume A History of the Twentieth Century. pound;10; pound;7 HA members (includes refreshments).
Walking Bus record June 15
Teachers are invited to register now for this record attempt starting at 10am. Road safety charity, Brake, and Asda are hoping that up to 50,000 UK schoolchildren will simultaneously take part in a short, supervised walk.
Schools will receive a free road safety teaching pack, guidance notes, lesson plans, posters, worksheets and free stickers. A walking bus is a safe way for children to get to and from school, walking in pairs, hand-in-hand, along the safest possible route, under adult supervision.
Each child is asked to raise at least pound;1 for Brake, but fundraising is not essential.
Performing arts grants
The Clore Duffield Foundation has launched a scheme that will run for five years, awarding a total of pound;1 million to arts projects aimed at children and young people aged up to 18. Schools and arts organisations are invited to submit projects covering, for example, opera, dance, music, theatre and the spoken word. Applications will be considered twice a year, with closing dates in April and September. Guidance notes and application forms at www.cloreduffield.org.uk
Artist Teacher Scheme
This national programme of continuing professional development courses at entry, intermediate and MA levels is managed by the National Society for Education in Art and Design.
Tel: 01865 724128 www.nsead.org