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MAKE SOME NOISE: TUNE INTO THE NHS Students aged 11 to 19, divided into three age groups, are invited to make a radio commercial, by March 31, for recruiting National Health Service staff. Accompanying pack contains a cassette of radio adverts and worksheets linked to the media component of key stage 34 English and to careers education.

Wind-up and solar-powered radios will go to regional winners and the three national winners will get to visit the BBC Experience and an advertising agency and their schools will receive up to pound;1,000-worth of audio equipment. Details: 0845 605 0216.

ANIMAL TAILS: ALL ABOUT CATS AND DOGS This free key stage 2 pack, sponsored by Friskies Petcare, has been sent out to primary schools. After working through the activities, pupils are invited to write a 100-word poem or story from a pet's viewpoint and include a drawing or photograph.

Closing date: March 31.

First prize is a personal CD player, pound;500 to the school. Packs from: Educational Project Resources, Animal Tails, FREEPOST NH 4190, Corby NN17 4WN.

T E UTLEY MEMORIAL AWARDS Aspiring journalists at school or university are invited to submit articles of up to 1,200 words on "Leaving economic questions aside, what political or cultural arguments do you find most telling against our joining the Euro?" Closing date: April 6. The "School" award is pound;1,500, the "University" award pound;2,500, and one or both winners may be published in The Spectator. Details: Virginia Utley, 0171 228 3900.

WRITING WITH LIGHT The winners of this national education photographic project funded by Canon were: Roddy Peters, King Henry VIII School, Coventry, (11-13 age category); Kenneth Weir, Morrisons Academy, Perthshire, (14-16); and Michael Bodium, Sharnbrook Upper School, Bedfordshire (17-18). Details from Rapport Learning, 0171 495 7945.

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