This week, next week

25th September 2015 at 01:00

19-25 September 2015

Saturday

Food for fort(night)

British Food Fortnight started with an eggstravaganza (sorry) of harvest festivals, food fairs and patriotism across the UK. There really is something for everyone, including a pear day in Kent.

Sunday

It’s all about the kids

Germany celebrated its annual Universal Children’s Day, when young ’uns receive gifts from their families and schools organise activities and field trips. Teachers may have been glad it fell on a Sunday this year.

Monday

Peace, please

The United Nations’ International Day of Peace celebrated collaboration between all elements of society, while calling for an end to hostilities worldwide and raising awareness of diplomatic issues.

Tuesday

Save the rhino

The perfect day to teach your class about the importance of conservation. The World Wildlife Fund celebrated World Rhino Day, which encourages people all over the globe to stand against rhino poaching.

Wednesday

Cease working right now!

Go Home On Time Day claimed a spot in the middle of the week as part of a Working Families campaign to promote work-life balance in the UK. And no, marking at home wasn’t allowed.

Thursday

Magic touch

Any teacher wishing to metamorphose their marking into a rabbit should have visited the International Brotherhood of Magicians’ Convention, which abracadabra’d to life today in Eastbourne, East Sussex.

Friday

For the love of trees

In a bid to preserve forests, the Forest Stewardship Council urged teachers to talk about sustainability and take their classes to the fields in a frenzy of tree-planting. Let’s just hope it’s not raining.

26 September – 2 October 2015

Saturday

Vive la langue

Plurilingualism is the name of the game. The Council of Europe will use this day to highlight the importance of languages and cultural diversity through various language-based classroom activities.

Sunday

Bird? Plane? No, supermoon!

Get the astronomy club to grab their telescopes, because there will be not a supermoon, not a blood moon, but a supermoon blood moon. Don’t miss it: there won’t be another until 2033.

Monday

Celebrate the power of words

Exchange your run-of-the-mill cocktail hours for literary ones at the Southbank Centre’s London Literature Festival. Partake in mass readings, story slams and debates until 12 October.

Tuesday

From the heart

World Heart Day promotes cardiovascular health and encourages people to make healthy choices. Do your part to raise awareness: share a “healthy heart selfie”, making a heart shape with your hands.

Wednesday

Lady Penelope and co hit 50

Thunderbirds were “go” for the first time 50 years ago. The show – filmed, as any true fan can attest, in supermarionation – ran for two series and was revived as a computer-animated programme this year.

Thursday

Black History Month 2015

Celebrate inclusive history in the classroom as Black History Month gets under way. You can find a whole host of resources for your classes at bit.ly/CivilRightsTES. Pictured is civil rights activist Rosa Parks.

Friday

Be a playground Ban Ki-moon

Try to achieve peaceable resolution to playground disputes on the UN’s International Day of Non-Violence. The day is marked each year on the birth date of Indian civil rights leader Mahatma Gandhi.

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