Round up

26th May 2000 at 01:00
The Art of Star Wars

This blockbuster exhibition will be at the London Barbican Centre until September 3. It provides an insight into the design skills needed to create a sci-fi film. There are interactive exhibits and free activity bags. Call 020 7638 8891.

June 26 (Scotland June 5)

Focus on Food Week 2000

Registered schools will already have received free teaching materials. Schools can apply for a visit from the "cooking bus" - a classroom for around 16 pupils. Contact Dean Clough, at RSA Focus on Food, Halifax, West Yorkshire HX3 5AX. Call 01422 383 191.

June 6

Nutrition and Schoolchildren

With the new DfEE guidelines on school nutrition imminent, this seminar, organised by the British Nutrition Foundation, aims to disseminate the findings of the Government's National Diet and Nutrition Survey. This looks at concerns about children's health and nutrition and how to improve them. To be held at the Institute of Child Health, London. Contact the BNF, 52-54 High Holborn, London WC1V 6RQ. Fax: 020 7404 6747. E-mail; postbox@nutrition.org.uk. Website:www. nutrition.org.uk.

June 7

Amazing Children

Organised by the RSA, this conference will look at the education system's provisions for gifted children. Contact RSA, 8 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6EZ. Tel: 020 7930 5115. Website:www.rsa.org.uk.

June 12-17

Ntional School Grounds Week

Schools can register with Learning Through Landscapes for a free resource pack about how to integrate the outdoors into the curriculum. The theme is Healthy School, Healthy Living. Contact Learning Through Landscapes, Southside Offices, The Law Courts, Winchester SO23 9DL. Tel: 01962 846 258.

June 24

Rethinking Literacy in the Age of New Media

Specialists in children's literature, television and information technology will discuss what literacy means in the 21st century. At Froebel College, Surrey University, Roehampton. Call 020 8932 2696.

July 3-7

Design and Technology Week

Intended to provide a focus for design and technology activities. Schools are encouraged to organise a local challenge or competition, have a designer in school or run a mini-enterprise. Contact your LEA or the Design and Technology Association. Tel: 01789 470 007.

July 30-August 13

Children's Literature International Summer School

Organised by the National Centre for Research in Children's Literature, this is the first biennial international summer schools on children's literature. Themes include multiculturalism, the treatment of disability and the Holocaust in children's literature. To be held at Surrey University. Contact NCRCL, Surrey University, Roehampton Lane, London SW15 5PH. Call 020 8392 3008.


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