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The Physical Education Association UK's annual conference will be held at Aston Villa Football Ground, Birmingham on June 19.

Tel: 0118 931 6240

Email: enquiries@pea.uk.com www.pea.uk.com

"High quality physical education: evidence of impact?" is the theme of the British Association of Advisers and Lecturers in Physical Education's annual conference on July 1-2 at Keele Conference Park, Staffordshire.

Tel: 01905 855584Email: baalpeconference@creatingexcellence.co.uk

www.baalpe.org

Training provider Stands for Education is running a course for newly qualified PE teachers on "How to be successful in your first year" in Reading, March 22. There is also one for KS3-4 teachers on "How to ensure effective assessment in PE" in London, April 30. Fee: pound;225 plus VAT.

Tel: 0117 311 5253

www.sfe.co.uk

EVENTS

In the fight between what physics can offer and what sport will allow, which will win? Technology offers endless opportunities, but too much can make the idea of sport meaningless. "Sport vs Physics", the annual free lecture tour for 11-16-year-olds from the Institute of Physics, explores this delicate balance. Other topics covered include how spin helps David Beckham and Serena Williams fool their opponents. The lecture is touring UK venues until September 23.

Tel: 020 7470 4800

Email: nicola.hannam@iop.org

http:education.iop.orgSchools.supteachlecture.html

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children's Fair Play Day will take place in the week beginning June 30. The initiative promotes sport in school while raising money for the NSPCCFull Stop Campaign.

Tel: 020 7825 2500www.nspcc.org.uk INFORMATION

Macedonians are passionate about soccer and idolise footballers like Michael Owen and David Beckham. Yorkshire Building Society is running a "Send Shirts to Skopje" campaign. Teachers are asked to organise collections of football shirts to be distributed by the British Council using the Blue Sky volunteer network. Bring them to any YBS branch or post to: "Send Shirts to Skopje", Catapult PR, 19a-20a Marsh Mill Village, Thornton Cleveleys, Lancashire FY5 4JZ

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