Galleries and other venues nationwide are redoubling their efforts over half term to lay on family events for the sixth Big Draw. And it doesn't stop there. The Campaign for Drawing's education programme, Power Drawing, which is "not about learning to draw: it is drawing to learn," encourages visitors to engage with museums, galleries and heritage sites through conferences, events, workshops and a pocketbook series.
Vision of the future November 2-3
The challenges for science education in the future and the role of new technologies in tackling them will be explored at the Nesta Futurelab conference, Science, Society and Sims, at Technology Park, Coventry University. Speakers include Peter Cochrane of ConceptLabs in Silicone Valley, California, and Jonathan Osborne, chair of science education at King's College London. Products demonstrated will include Space Mission, which puts pupils in the role of emergency response experts working to resolve a disaster in space.
Tel: 0117 915 8200 www.nestafuturelab.orgeventsindex.htm
Help stop road accidents November 7-13
A child is killed or injured every 16 minutes on UK roads and the Brake charity is battling to cut down these numbers. It has adopted "Watch out! There's a kid about" as the theme of this year's Road Safety Week. A free downloadable action pack has been updated to include lesson ideas, an order form for free curriculum-linked posters, guidance on developing a school travel plan with local authorities, and the chance to attend free training provided by the FedEx and Brake Road Safety Academy.
Tel: 01484 559909 www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk
Careers in theatre November 10
TheatreCraft 2005 - a free careers event for ages 15-19 - is being held at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, London SW1Y 4HT, 10am-4.45pm. Workshops demonstrating careers in theatre, other than performance, include directing, producing, writing, wigs, technicalbackstage and stage design.
The Mousetrap Foundation has also organised a session bringing teachers and theatre artists together. The venture is co-organised by Masterclass and the Society of London Theatre.
Tel: 020 7389 9675 www.trh.co.uktheatrecraft Tel: 020 7836 4388 (teachers' session bookings)