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Next week at school - 22-28 October 2011

SATURDAY

INTERNATIONAL STAMMERING AWARENESS DAY

Colin Firth won an Oscar, but has The King's Speech improved public awareness of stammering? Find out at a UCL lecture next Tuesday: http:events.ucl.ac.uk

SUNDAY

RSPB FEED THE BIRDS DAY

Follow the white-tailed eagles reinstated on the Isle of Mull in Scotland, read up on Harry Potter's barn owl, or one of the fastest animals in the world, the peregrine, with this resource from RSPB.

MONDAY

UNITED NATIONS DAY

Formed in 1945 in the aftermath of the Second World War, the UN works to protect peace, humanity and civil rights. Teach your pupils what the blue and white globe means with this resource from National Archives.

TUESDAY

CURTAIN UP ON THEATRE HISTORY

The Queen opens The National Theatre on London's South Bank after laying the foundation stone 25 years earlier. Read more about the history of English theatre in a Powerpoint from Ricks28.

WEDNESDAY

DIWALI, FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

A five-day festival important to Hindus, Sikhs and Jains which celebrates the victory of good over evil.

THURSDAY

THE BIRTHDAYS OF CAPTAIN JAMES COOK AND JOHN CLEESE

One gave us the colonies, the other the dead parrot sketch and Life of Brian. Is it acceptable to mock religion? See this provocative resource from JessieJump.

FRIDAY

END OF THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS (1962)

The showdown comes to an end after terrifying America and the rest of the world with its potential to ignite a third world war. Spark a discussion with these resources from Sam2104.

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