This month

June 26-30

National Vegetarian Week Co-ordinated by the Vegetarian Society. Project packs geared to the national curriculum are available for schools and focus primarily on healthy eating rather than proselytising vegetarianism. A bus featuring a character called Herb will be visiting schools during the week offering cooking demonstrations, talks and booklets. For more information call Alex Connell on 0161 925 2000.

July 3-8

National Festival of Music for Youth, Royal Festival Hall Nearly 10,000 young musicians will play every type of music, including brass-band and jazz. To book call: 020 796 4242; book online at

July 5-6

National Conference for heads and senior staff in primary schools, NottinghamA two-day residential course on raising standards. Includes 10 practical seminars and keynote addresses from speakers including Carol Adams, chief executive of the General Teaching Council, and Jim Rose CBE, former director of inspection at OFSTED. For details contact Pippa on 0117 983 8800.

July 31- August 1

Professional Association of Teachers annual conference, CheltenhamDetails from: PAT, 2, St James' Court, Friar Gate, Derby DE1 1BT. Fax: 01332 290310.

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