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23rd January 2004 at 00:00
FROM JANUARY 30

LANGUAGE AND LITERACY COURSES

Courses being run by the National Centre for Language and Literacy include: Investigating non-fiction texts for children, February 2, and Creating worlds: drama, ICT and children's literature, February 4. Fee per course: pound;75, pound;70 members. On March 3, repeated June 16, Ann Whittle will explore the creativity connection in language and literacy. Fee pound;85, pound;75 members.

NCLL, Reading University, Bulmershe Court, Earley, Reading RG6 1HY

Tel: 0118 378 8820 www.ncll.org.uk

FEBRUARY 10

NEW FRONTIERS IN GEOGRAPHY

The Royal Geographical Society's annual in-service training day for teachers will include an update on the GCSE geography pilot, a presentation on digital mapping and school Geographic Information Systems, and update lectures on flooding and extreme environments. Fee: pound;35, pound;29 members (includes lunch).

Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7.

Contact Laura Cairns

Tel: 020 7591 3006

www.rgs.org

MARCH 2

PRIMARY MATTERS

This conference explores a broad approach to teaching and learning through the subjects. It is organised by subject associations such as the Association for Science Education and the Mathematical Association.

Workshops will include Global connections: using local issues and ICT, and Filbert Street: developing local history and geography within KS2.

Gilbert Murray Conference Centre, Leicester University. Email: junedurnin@ase.org.uk

Tel: 01707 283000 www.ase.org.uk

VISA CHILDREN'S OLYMPIC ART COMPETITION

A trip to the Athens 2004 Olympic Games is the top prize in this competition for children aged nine to 13. Entrants must submit artwork by March 31 illustrating their ideas of how the games help to create a better future. The winner and a parent or guardian will receive a six-day trip to Athens, including admission to selected Olympic events. The winning pupil will join 16 other global winners at the games' first medal ceremony, where one student will be selected to go to the Turin 2006 Olympic Winter Games.

www.visavoi.co.uk

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