Make a Difference Day, the UK's biggest day of volunteering in the community, is on October 30. Supported by Barclays community investment programme, it can be used to develop a citizenship project, eg replanting school gardens, learning about the cultures of different people in the area and tackling bullying. Free packs for key stages 1-4 have been produced by Childline (topics such as bullying and friendship at KS2); WaterAid (global issues for the literacy hour at KS2); Save the Children UK (co-operation and conflict resolution for KS1-4); Christian Aid (topics such as the effects of natural disaster in El Salvador at KS1-4). Anna Gilmour
Tel: 020 7643 1440
Pupils aged 14-17 and their teachers are invited to Youth Day at the International Motorcycle and Scooter Show at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, on November 9. Themes are safety, education and employment. Awards for outstanding achievement will be presented (all young attendees are welcome to apply). Tickets pound;6 (accompanying adults free) from the Motor Cycle Industry Association.
Tel: 02476 250806