29th October 1999 at 01:00
EVENTS The 10th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child takes place on November 29, and December 3 is the International Day of Disabled People. The working group Disability Awareness in Action is encouraging schools to join in with celebrations of diversity, unity and equality. Ideas include arranging speak-ups when disabled and non-disabled children can talk about their lives and arranging integrated events such as sports and discos. Further information from DAA, 11 Belgrave Road, London SW1V 1RB; fax: 0171 821 9539; e-mail: Teachers are invited to join around 150 cyclists on a 500km cycle ride along the banks of the River Nile in aid of Mencap, the charity for people with learning disabilities. The dates available are February 14-21 and 21-28. Participants pay pound;250 registration fee and raise a minimum sponsorship requirement. Flights, food and accommodation are free. People of all ages and levels of fitness are eligible. Tel: 0645 777 779.

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