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March 1 World Book Day 2001

This year's events, to be held throughout the UK and Ireland, are listed at www.worldbookday.com.

March 2-3

The Primary Languages Show

Organised by the Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research (CILT), this conference includes a wide range of practical workshops and speakers and an exhibition of resources. It will be held at the Manchester Conference Centre. Telephone CILT Conferences, 020 7379 5101 ext 231; e-mail: confs.direct@cilt.org.uk.

March 2-4 Christian Teachers' Conference

Speakers at the Association of Christian Teachers' National Headteachers' Conference to be held at King's Park, Northampton include Ann Holt, adviser to the Secretary of State and Jim Madden, Director of EducareM. Call 01727 840298.

March 10-18 National Orchestra Week

Organised by the Association of British Orchestras, events include performances in unusual places. For more details visit www.abo.org.uk.

March 14 Technology in English Teaching

This conference at the Ambassador's Hotel, London, hosted by BECTA, QCA and others, looks at creativiy in the national curriculum. Limited spaces available. For details, e-mail clare_whitmore@becta.org.uk.

March 16-25 National Science Week

This UK-wide programme of events aims to raise awareness, understanding and appreciation of science. Visit www.nationalscienceweek.org.uk.

March 16 Red Nose Day

More than 60 per cent of UK schools are organising projects and raising money, organisers say. Events include Web Nose Day Award, challenging schools to set up their own websites. For fundraising packs and sponsorship forms, call 09068 102030. For inspirational activities, go to: www.comicrelief.comeducation. To order red noses, e-mail rndschoolkit@comicrelief.org.uk, and details of special fund-raising Harry Potter books by JK Rowling can be found at www.comicrelief.com.

March 22-24 The Education Show

This event, at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, features thousands of products and services. Seminars include: Key strategies for effective behaviour management; Music education in the 21st Century; and Challenges for school governors. Visit www.education-show.com.

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