12th September 2003 at 01:00

The Society for the Advancement of Philosophical Enquiry and Reflection in Education (SAPERE) is holding a thinking skills conference for teachers at the Westminster Institute of Education, Oxford, November 15. Fee: pound;105, pound;90 members, pound;50 studentsunwaged. Limited places available for a SAPERE Level 1 training course during the weekend for pound;65 extra. Tel: 01865 488608.

"Equal futures: children and young people building racial equality" is the theme of a Children in Scotland conference being held in Glasgow, December 2. Fee: pound;80, pound;120 members. Groups of young people and accompanying adults may attend free of charge. Radha Singh, Children in Scotland, Princes House, 5Shandwick Place, Edinburgh EH2 4RGTel: 0131 222 2438Email:

Training provider Stands for Education is running a conference on "How to make citizenship exciting", in London, November 18, and Sheffield, December 4. Fee: pound;225 plus VAT.

Tel: 0117 983 8800Email:


Make a Difference Day, organised by CSV, will be held on October 25. Free resources have been produced to help schools launch or develop a citizenship project andor volunteering opportunities in the community.

Tel: Freephone 0800

The next UNICEF"Day for Change" will take place on February 6 on the theme of "Water". It will focus on children in Ghana, where there is not enough safe water to drink, and Vietnam, where flooding causes many child deaths.

Free resource pack from UNICEF UK, Africa House, 64-78 Kingsway, London WC2B 6NBTel: 020 7312


Speakers 4 Schools, an initiative run by the General Council of the Bar, sends barristers into schools to promote a career at the Bar and provide information on the legal profession. The talk can be arranged to link into the citizenship curriculum. Contact Charles Tyler, Education and Training departmentTel: 020 7440 4000Email:;

People to People International (PTPI) pairs teachers and students with similar-age classes in other countries. Popular in the US, the School and Classroom Programme is now being extended to Europe. Classes work together on projects ranging from correspondence and artwork to comparing the two countries' financial systems. The working language is primarily English.

Contact Stacey ChanceTel: 001 816 531 4701 Email:


There is still time for nominations for the Philip Lawrence Awards, which recognise outstanding achievement in good citizenship by young people aged 11-20. The awards of up to pound;1,000 each were set up in memory of the headteacher murdered outside his London secondary school while going to the aid of a pupil. Closing date: September 19. Tel: 020 7512 21000

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