As part of her final primary teaching practice (Year 5), Sian Higgins, who is specialising in religious education, is exploring her pupils' responses to death. She would like to hear from teachers who have tackled this subject. What resources did you use? Was it beneficial for the children to have the chance to talk about it? What problems did you encounter? What did you find out about children's conception of death and the afterlife? Address: The Vicarage, Central Avenue, Oakdale, Gwent NP2 OJS.
DICTIONARY OF FIRST PERFORMANCES
Alastair Mitchell has almost completed this book, published by Ashgate Publishing, which goes up to the end of 1997. He would welcome a programme, press cutting andor information, by March 1, on first performances of chamber, choral, operatic and orchestral music including music for symphonic wind band andor ensemble (military music will go into a separate History). Please include date, venue, composer's name, title of work, names of instrumentalist(s) andor singer(s), orchestra andor choir, and conductor. In addition, he would welcome spare programme collections for an archive he is building up. Address: 47 King Edward's Gardens, London W3 9RF, tel: 0181 992 0600.