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Key dates to help you plan your lessons

Children raising their hand during a Red Cross lesson

Planning lessons for the autumn term? 

Create some space in the timetable and use our list of awareness days and events (and accompanying teaching resources) to plan topical, engaging lessons.

We offer a range of resources on various topics which are suitable for primary and secondary teachers (covering ages 6 – 19).

Autumn 2016: awareness days and events


World First Aid Day: 10 September

National Poetry Day: 8 October

Refugee Week 2016 celebrated the welcome shown to refugees and asylum seekers in the UK. 

Our welcome words activity helps young people (aged 11 – 14) experiment with language to express a message of welcome.

International Day of Disaster Reduction: 14 October

Restart A Heart Day: 18 October

Young people (aged 11 – 19) can learn and practice cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and other first aid skills with our first aid learning for young people resource.

Remembrance Sunday: 13 November

Children and young people can uncover the human stories, emotions and feelings of those involved in World War One with our two resources based on impactful films:

Road Safety Week: 23 – 29 November

International Migrants' Day: 18 December


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