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This month

September 2014

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Sir Alexander Fleming

Sir Alexander Fleming

On this day in 1928, Sir Alexander Fleming noticed a mold, that would later be developed into penicillin, growing in his laboratory. Take a look at our linked activities and resources.

International day for the preservation of the ozone layer

International day for the preservation of the ozone layer

Ask the children to think of one thing that they could do to help protect the environment on International Ozone Day.

 
World Water Monitoring Day

World Water Monitoring Day

Today is a national awareness day for people to build awareness of our water resources. Why not invite children to monitor your setting’s water usage and find out ways you can reduce consumption? Find out more at www.worldwatermonitoringday.org

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

Avast and shiver ye timbers! Why not have a pirate-themed day and raise money for charity talking like a pirate? Find out more at www.yarr.org.uk

Magellan sets out

Magellan sets out

On this day in 1519, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan set sail on an epic sea journey that resulted in the first circumnavigation of the globe. Challenge the children to find out about him and other Tudor explorers.

International Day of Peace

International Day of Peace

The UN established this day in 1981 dedicated to peace. The ‘Peace Bell’, cast from coins donated by the world’s children is rung at UN Headquarters.

September 2014

Monday 22 Tuesday 23 Wednesday 24 Thursday 25 Friday 26 Saturday 27 Sunday 28
World Car Free Day

World Car Free Day

As well as helping out the environment, use this awareness day to encourage children, parents and teachers to be more active, with a ‘walk to school’ pledge. Visit the World Car Free Day website for more information.

 
Festival of Our Lady of Mercy

Festival of Our Lady of Mercy

This Roman Catholic festival is celebrated with parades, fireworks and music in Barcelona, where La Mercè is the city’s patron saint.

Battle of Stamford Bridge

Battle of Stamford Bridge

On this date in 1066 English King Harold Godwinson defeated the invading Viking army of Harald Hardrada.

The Dahlicious Dress Up Day

The Dahlicious Dress Up Day

Fill your school with Oompa-Loompas and Willy Wonkas by dressing up to raise money for seriously ill children, with Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity. Find out more here.

Rosetta Stone deciphered

Rosetta Stone deciphered

Create your own Egyptian-style heirogyphs today, to celebrate the date in 1822 when Jean-François Champollion announced that he had deciphered the Rosetta stone. Take a look at our Ancient Egypt resources.

William the Conqueror invades England

William the Conqueror invades England

The Norman Conquest began on this day in 1066 when William the Conqueror invaded England.

September 2014 / October 2014

Monday 29 Tuesday 30 Wednesday 01 Thursday 02 Friday 03 Saturday 04 Sunday 05
Michaelmas Day

Michaelmas Day

The Christian feast of St Michael, the Archangel is associated with the beginning of autumn in the northern hemisphere.

Penicillin discovered

Penicillin discovered

Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin on this date in 1928, a drug that is used to treat many illnesses.

 
International Day of Non-Violence

International Day of Non-Violence

Set up by the United Nations to disseminate the message of non-violence, through education and public awareness, this day is observed on the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.

Reunification of East and West Germany

Reunification of East and West Germany

On 3rd October 1990, East and West Germany were reunited after 45 years of separation following World War II.

 
World Teachers' Day

World Teachers' Day

UNESCO’s World Teachers’ Day, held on October 5th since 1994, celebrates the vital contribution that teachers make world wide to education and development.

October 2014

Monday 06 Tuesday 07 Wednesday 08 Thursday 09 Friday 10 Saturday 11 Sunday 12
Jane Eyre published

Jane Eyre published

The influential novel Jane Eyre was published on this day in 1847. Ask the children why they think author Charlotte Brontë decided to publish the book under the pen name Currer Bell.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu born (1931)

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the South African cleric and Nobel Peace Prize recipient who spoke out against apartheid in South Africa was born on this day in 1931

World Space Week

World Space Week

An annual week, held between 4-10 October. This year’s theme is ‘50 Years of Human Spaceflight’. www.world spaceweek.org

 
World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day raises public awareness about mental health issues, neurological and behavioural disorders.

Raising of the Mary Rose

Raising of the Mary Rose

This 16th century warship was a favourite of Henry VIII. She sank accidentally in 1545 and was towed into Portsmouth harbour on this day in 1982, after being raised from the Solent.

National Day of Spain

National Day of Spain

Spain’s National Day – why not celebrate all things Spanish with language lessons, dancing, dressing up and Spanish food?

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