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Design mart. January 14 to February 19

See the work of gifted young product and furniture designers and check out emerging design themes at the Design Museum, London SE1. Exhibits include a burglar alarm framed by petals, a sofa created with advanced stress analysis software, lights made from tripe and a digital interpretation of William Morris's textiles. Free to under 12s.

Tel: 0870 833 9955 www.designmuseum.org

e-learning workshops. January 28

A free pilot workshop for this new scheme will take place at Sheffield Hallam University on family learning, English for speakers of other languages, foreign languages, and making learning work for you.

www.niace.org.ukdocumentsSubjWorkshopFlyer-Sheffield-28-1-06.doc Study visits abroad. Closing date January 20

The League for the Exchange of Commonwealth Teachers offers teachers study visits on particular themes. They include: special needsinclusion, Ontario, May 27 to June 4; citizenship, Durban, July 28 to August 5; foreign languages, Argentina, October 20-28; language learning, Mauritius, April 2007.


Primary languages. February 3

Conference and exhibition organised for key stage 2-3 teachers by the Bilingualism and Literacies Education Network at Connaught Hall, Tavistock Square, London WC1. Topics include a review of drama resources for primary modern languages and learning geography in French.

Tel: 020 7281 8686 www.blen.org.uk

Music conference. February 16-18

A conference organised by the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with the Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research will explore instrumental and vocal teaching.

www.gsmd.ac.ukconference Bird scare challenge. Entries close January 20

Young Engineers is challenging Year 4 to 13 students to create a device to discourage birds on airfields. The solution could be a robotic or mechanical device or something completely innovative. Prizes totalling pound;2,000 will be awarded.

Tel: 01428 727825 www.youngeng.org

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