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16th September 2005 at 01:00
British Food Fortnight September 24-October 9

A free updated edition of Putting the 'Ooo' Back into Food - a Resource Pack for Schools has been produced for schools across England and Wales. It includes lesson ideas, recipes and information on resources, organisations, producers and restaurants that can offer activity-based support and facilities to educate young people about the diverse, delicious foods available and the benefits of healthy eating.

Tel: 020 7840 9292 www.britishfoodfortnight.co.uk

Science and language October 6

Science, Language and Literacy is the title of a conference organised by the Bilingualism and Languages Education Network in London. Wynne Harlen, visiting professor at Bristol University, speaks on formative assessment, learning and communication in science. Other topics include increasing accessibility to language and literacy for key stage 2-3. Fee: pound;85; pound;75 members.

Telfax: 020 7281 8686 www.blen.org.uk

Music workshops

Musicians from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama are leading workshops in schools across England, Scotland and Wales as part of the Lloyds TSB Note for Note programme. They include: Get in the groove; Music and the moving image; and Music of the body. Workshops for special needs schools are provided by Live Music Now. The scheme includes the provision of instruments and concert tickets at reduced prices.

Tel: 0845 9400 400 www.lloydstsb.com

Awards for engineers Closing date October 31

As part of the Isambard Kingdom Brunel bicentenary celebrations, Brunel University is running the Innovation and Engineering Awards scheme for ages 14-18. The Innovation Award involves submitting a 500-word synopsis of a new product which could solve an everyday problem, while the Engineering Award requires 800 words describing something that could change the future. Entries must be accompanied by a visualisation or a photograph of a basic working model. Prizes include pound;1,000 + pound;1,000 in consultancy fees to develop the winning concepts.


Save Our Streets

English Heritage has produced a free booklet highlighting the impact of street clutter and showing how pupils can complete a simple audit in the street to send to their local councillor.

Tel: 0870 333 1181 Email: education@english-heritage.org.uk

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