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Next week at school - 20-26 February 2012

MONDAY

STUDENT VOLUNTEERING WEEK

This initiative from Volunteering England is now in its 11th year. The national, all-sector campaign aims to raise awareness of student volunteering and encourage more young people to sign up.

TUESDAY

INTERNATIONAL MOTHER LANGUAGE DAY

Designed to celebrate language diversity worldwide, this United Nations event encourages everybody to rejoice in our cultural differences.

WEDNESDAY

GIVE IT UP NOW

The start of Lent brings back memories of past pleasures denied. For how it all started, and lessons on Jesus and the temptation in the wilderness, see a resource from a_my.

THURSDAY

A ROMANTIC ROGUE

John Palmer was identified as highwayman Dick Turpin on this day in 1739, after his former teacher recognised his handwriting in a letter. See gtbenet's resource on Alfred Noyes' romantic poem The Highwayman.

FRIDAY

BRRRR. BRITAIN'S BIG FREEZE

On this day in 1955, deep snow and below- freezing temperatures cut off large parts of the country, forcing the RAF to drop food and medical supplies. See a resource on climate change from Alan_Monaghan.

SATURDAY

DIGNITY ACTION DAY

Hosted by the Social Care Institute for Excellence, this event is a chance to discuss dignity for the elderly in care with your pupils. Visit www.dignityincare.org.ukDAD for activities in your region.

SUNDAY

LIBERATION DAY (KUWAIT)

Arriving a day after Kuwait's National Day, this public holiday celebrates the liberation of the country by a multi-national force from seven months of traumatic Iraqi occupation on this date in 1991. See a classroom quiz from q8margarita.

All links and resources can be found at www.tes.co.ukresources022.

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