NOVEMBER 29, DECEMBER 21 AND 22
MUSIC HOUSE FOR CHILDREN EVENTS
An instrumental composition workshop will be held for children aged five to 11 on November 29, from 1.30 to 3.30pm, at the Music House for Children, Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road, London W12, cost: pound;20. There is also a drama, music and dance day for the same age group on December 22, from 10.30am to 3.15pm (cost: pound;30) and Carols by Candlelight on December 21, at 3.30pm and 6pm (pound;5 adults, children free).
Tel: 020 8932 2652
Email: paula@musichouse forchildren.co.uk; www.musichouseforchildren.co.uk
WIN A FRAGMENT OF MARTIAN METEORITE
Leicester University scientists are offering a chunk of the Red Planet to the person coming up with the most amusing caption for the image at www.src.le.ac.ukprojectsbeagle2
With Mars being closer to Earth than it has been for 60,000 years, the European Space Agency has seized the chance to search for evidence of life on the planet by sending up the probe Beagle2, which is due to land on Christmas Day. Beagle 2 operations are being conducted by the Lander Operations Planning Centre at the Open University, in collaboration with scientists at Leicester University and engineers at Leicester's National Space Centre (NSC).
The competition aims to raise awareness of this pioneering space project.
The first prize also includes a family ticket to the NSC. Closing date: midnight, December 24. www.beagle2.com
FREE CITIZENSHIP TEACHING RESOURCE
The British Red Cross has introduced a new area to its website, covering Red Cross work in the UK and overseas, with topics such as Guantanamo Bay, weapons of war, first aid with a difference, and games that kill. The "games that kill" section focuses on typical scenarios in Iraq, ie children playing football in the streets of Basra surrounded by weapons left behind by soldiers. These include grenades, ammunition and even armoured fighting vehicles.
The site shows how many children in war zones are hurt by mines and what the experts call UXO (unexploded ordnance).
FREE PRIMARY RESOURCES
The National Canine Defence League's literacy and numeracy resources include classroom friezes and activities looking at fiction and non-fiction texts, writing compositions, data-handling, multi-step problems and estimation.
Tel: 0870 333 0432 Email: ncdl@ educationconnections.co.uk