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SEPTEMBER 23-NOVEMBER 3

REGIONAL SPORTS CONVENTIONS '97

The English Sports Council is running free conventions incorporating the official Lottery Sports Fund Roadshow in Cambridge, Nottingham, Bickenhill, Bolton, Leeds, Wallsend, Taunton, Bisham Abbey, East Grinstead and Drapers Hall, London EC2. Schools and college sessions will cover the National Junior Sport Programme, applications for Lottery Sports Fund bids, managing sports facilities on educational sites and sport development planning. Details: 0171 273 1589.

SEPTEMBER 25

WORKING TOGETHER TO PREVENT EXCLUSIONS: A MULTI-AGENCY APPROACH

Organised by National Children's Bureau at London Voluntary Sector Resource Centre, London N7. David Moore of HMI, Office for Standards in Education, will give the national perspective, and workshop choices will include: National Coalition Building Institute's Anti-bullying Project, Peers Upper School, Oxford, Linksfield Project and Barnardo's Scotland. Fee: Pounds 123.38, Pounds 111.63 schoolsvoluntary organisations, Pounds 117.50 members. Details: 0171 843 604241.

OCTOBER 3-5

DOES THE COMMUNITY REALLY CARE?

Annual conference and exhibition hosted by Mencap and Gateway at the Norbreck Castle Hotel, Blackpool. Speakers include: Professor John Tomlinson, Warwick University. Fee: Pounds 230 (single occupancy), Pounds 199 (sharing), day rates available. Details: Lorraine Johnson, 0171 696 5547.

OCTOBER 4

INTO THE 21ST CENTURY: MEETING THE NEEDS OF SPECIFIC LANGUAGE-IMPAIRED PUPILS

Moor House School golden jubilee conference at Royal Geographical Society, Kensington, London SW7, for all professionals working with speech and language-impaired pupils. Includes a keynote address by Professor David Crystal and afternoon sessions on accessing the curriculum. Fee: Pounds 50. Details: 01883 712271.

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