Annual Events and Awareness Days

A reminder of the some of the events and activities held throughout the year that help support personal and economic well-being education

TRS 2017_18 Wall PlannerAs the new academic year begins, many schools will be finalising their calendar to ensure that important dates such as examinations, residential trips and parents evenings are included in the yearly planner.

In addition to these standard dates, schools are also encouraged to look at including awareness days into the school calendar to focus on issues which relate to the social and emotional well-being of children and young people.

The benefit for schools in engaging in these days is that the organisations who organise these events often have resources such as lesson plans, so that teachers don’t have to start from scratch when putting together lessons. Also, it is a good way of evidencing ways that you promote e-safety to others e.g. parents which can be included in any self-reviews or information for OFSTED.

In addition, awareness days often generate publicity from local or national media, so stakeholders may be more interested in attending events or receiving literature which relate to them. Also, many organisations offer speakers and who can come into school and offer an additional perspective when talking about these subject areas.

Whilst schools may not be able to cover all awareness days that relate to PSHE, careers, enterprise, work-related learning and citizenship, it is important to pick out a couple, and establish them in the school calendar. Here are some suggestions:

January
World Religion Day - 25th January
BETT - 24th - 27th January 2018
Holocaust Memorial Day - 27th January

February
Time to Talk Day (Mental Health) - First Thursday in February
Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week - 5th - 11th February 2018
Safer Internet Day - 6th February 2018
Fairtrade Fortnight - 26th February - 11th March 2018

March
National Safeguarding Month
No Smoking Day - 8th March 2018
Education Show - 15th - 17th March 2018
National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day - 18th March
National Apprenticeship Week
Earth Hour - 24th March 2018

April
Earth Day - 22nd April 2018

May
Europe Day - 9th May
Mental Health Awareness Week - Date TBC

June
World Environment Day - 5th June
Child Safety Week
My Money Week
Healthy Eating Week
Volunteers Week
Stand up to Bullying Day

July
Oxfam Water Week
World Population Day
UN World Youth Skills Day

August
International Youth Day

September
Sexual Health Week
International Day of Peace - 21st September

October
Bullying Prevention Month (Cybersmile Foundation)
World Teachers' Day - 5th October
World Smile Day
World Mental Health Day - 10th October 2017
Work Experience Week

November
Anti-bullying Week
Alcohol Awareness Week
Global Entrepreneurship Week

December
Anger Awareness Week
Human Rights Day
International Volunteer Day - 5th December


If you have an event that you would like to include in this list, please email tina@e-safetysupport.com.

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Please note, these events are correct at the time of publishing and may be subject to change by the event organisers.

Written by Teaching Resources Support on September 01, 2016 14:08


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